Saturday, September 27, 2008

No surgery for Harris

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday that veteran cornerback Al Harris will not need surgery to repair the lacerated spleen he suffered in the game against the Cowboys. Apparently, all four doctors Harris saw for opinions were unanimous in their conclusion that surgery would not be necessary. How fast Harris is able to return to play is still the question. McCarthy stated, "I'd say it's going to be at least three to four weeks. I don't have an exact time frame for you." It could be longer than that, as these types of spleen injuries can threaten not only a player's season but also career.

According to McCarthy, Harris will begin conditioning work on Monday. From there, McCarthy said, it will be a wait and see approach in terms of how fast Harris' injury heals. He'll have additional CT scans in a few weeks to see how his injury is healing. From there...?

Come back soon, Al!