Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is expected to be out at least eight weeks and possibly more with a Lisfranc foot injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported via Twitter Monday night.
Cedric Benson has a Lisfranc foot injury expected to sideline him eight weeks and could end his season if doctors determine he needs surgery
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2012
The Packers had already ruled out Benson for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, one day after he was carted off the field during a 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Benson has carried the ball 71 times this season for 248 yards, and he has scored one touchdown. A lengthy absence for Benson would be a blow for a Packers offense that already struggles moving the ball on the ground, as it ranks 19th in the NFL in that category. At 2-3, the Packers have slumped to a disappointing overall start.