GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is out for the season.
The team announced Tuesday they've placed Grant and defensive end Justin Harrell on injured reserve.
“These are unfortunate injuries for our team,” said GM Ted Thompson, “but we all know football is a tough game.
“It’s difficult when you lose players to injury. We felt like Justin was going to make a contribution to our team. The timing of his injury and the way it occurred was unfortunate.
“When you lose a running back of Ryan’s caliber, it’s a big loss. But this is something we have to deal with and move forward from as a team. We have confidence that our other players will step up and meet the challenge of these losses.
“Our medical people will do a great job with Justin and Ryan, and we expect each to make a full recovery from their injuries.”
Both Grant and Harrell were injured during the Packers 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.
Last season, Grant ran for 1,253 yards for the Packers, who now may rely on heavy doses of Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn.
The Packers also announced the signings of running back Dimitri Nance and defensive end Jarius Wynn.
Nance, a 5-foot-10, 219-pound rookie, was signed from Atlanta’s practice squad. He originally joined the Falcons this spring as a non-drafted free agent out of Arizona State. Nance was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection as a senior when he rushed for 795 yards and six touchdowns, the second straight season he led the Sun Devils in rushing. He will wear No. 23.
Wynn, the first of two sixth-round picks by Green Bay in 2009, played in 11 games as a rookie last season. He was released by the Packers in the final roster cutdown this year on Sept. 4. A 6-foot-3, 285-pound second-year player, Wynn will wear No. 94.