11-0 Packers glad to have time to get healthy




GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having dispatched the upstart Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the undefeated Green Bay Packers now can focus on getting healthy during their mini-bye week.

And they’re going to need the time.

The Packers lost starting right guard Josh Sitton to a knee injury and both their starting inside linebackers – A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop – to calf injuries during the first half of Thursday’s 27-15 victory over the Lions, and running back James Starks wasn’t able to finish the game after aggravating his injured right ankle.

The Packers (11-0) next play Dec. 4 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Sitton “would be hard pressed to play in the New York game,” while Hawk and Bishop “both have a chance.”