Ryan Grant: How Much Does His Loss Hurt Packers’ Super Bowl Chances?

September 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers' high octane offense was surely dealt a blow today with news surfacing that starting running back Ryan Grant will miss the rest of the 2010 season.
Grant will need surgery on his ankle to repair ligament damage suffered in last Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. 
The owner of back-to-back 1,200 yard seasons with Green Bay, Grant was undoubtedly the work horse of the Packers' backfield. In fact, Grant has carried the ball 594 times in the past two seasons, or over 68 percent of the Packers total carries during that time.
While the news certainly hurts the Packers offense, is Grant's injury a death sentence for the Packers' promising 2010 season? Absolutely not.
First of all, we must remember where Ryan Grant came from and how he got his start with the Packers.
Grant was a cast-off, fourth string running back when Green Bay acquired him from the New York Giants in 2007.

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