Grant has 'significant' ankle injury

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, Last Updated: 4:08 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant has been ruled out for at least Sunday's upcoming game against Buffalo with a "significant" ankle injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy provided the update at a Monday press conference and said the team was still gathering information on his condition. He added a timetable should become clearer after more testing.

"It's a significant injury to the ankle and the ligament involved in the ankle, which has now required more testing, and we'll continue to process all the information throughout the day," McCarthy said.

Grant limped into the locker room before halftime and did not return to Green Bay's eventual 27-20 win over Philadelphia. The injury was originally termed a sprain. He ran for 45 yards on eight carries before exiting.

Brandon Jackson filled in admirably for Grant the rest of the way and will get the call to start against the Bills. The fourth-year pro out of Nebraska rushed for 63 yards on 18 carries and caught two passes for 12 yards Sunday.

"I feel Brandon Jackson carried the load yesterday. I think there's a lot of evidence right there, recent evidence that he's able to play all three downs, and he will have that opportunity this week vs. Buffalo," McCarthy said. "I thought it was a good solid performance for Brandon. Broke a lot of tackles. We had four explosive runs, which is outstanding and that's a big credit to Brandon."

McCarthy also revealed that defensive tackle Justin Harrell will be placed on injured reserve after suffering an ACL injury Sunday.


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