Monday, November 10, 2008

Nick Barnett done for season

The test results came back on starting LB Nick Barnett's knee injury: torn ligament. Bottom line? He's done for the rest of the season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy who made the announcement during his Monday press conference. McCarthy did not indicate whether it was an ACL or MCL.

McCarthy said Barnett will have surgery to repair the injury but that has not yet been scheduled.

There was no immediate indication as to whom would take Barnett's place. McCarthy indicated that Desmond Bishop and Brandon Chillar would be in the mix.

McCarthy's press conference
Some interesting comments from the coach on various subjects. You can read the full transcript here. If you'd prefer to listen to the audio or view the video, can you do both from links there, as well.