Pope undergoes surgery

Running back injured knee during intra-squad scrimmage

Running back P.J. Pope underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday and will be out for at least two to four weeks. Pope's injury combined with Vernand Morency's knee injury leaves the Packers with four healthy running backs - Brandon Jackson, Noah Herron, DeShawn Wynn and Corey White.

General manager Ted Thompson said today that the team has no immediate plans to bring in more running backs.

"We're going to have to sit and watch this for a week or two and then get a better guage in terms of timetable," said Thompson.

Morency injured his knee on the first day of training camp. The third-year pro is not expected to return for another week or two, or longer.

Thompson said that it's up to team physician, Dr. Pat McKenzie, to determine when an injured player is ready to return to action.

"We're probably going to be a little bit cautious with (Morency)," Thompson said. "We have had Vernand, we kind of know what he can do. We're certainly not going to push him out there sooner than he's ready to go. We're not going to do that with anybody. It's still an unknown. Pat makes those calls, and the coaches, myself and Mike (McCarthy) ... none of us interfere in that process. But it makes us anxious sometimes."

Pope was signed from the Chicago Bears' practice squad on Oct. 31 last year. He played in one game and dressed, but did not play in another. He did not have any carries from scrimmage and one tackle on special teams.

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