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Harris getting second opinion on knee injury

Aug 26, 2013 -- 9:16pm
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DuJuan Harris made his preseason debut Friday night, but it didn't last long.

GREEN BAY – Running back DuJuan Harris is seeking a second opinion on his knee injury, and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t sure when Harris might return.

“We’re still gathering information,” McCarthy said during his daily post-practice press briefing Monday.

Harris missed all of organized team activity practices and the mandatory minicamp with a knee injury and wasn’t cleared to begin practicing in training camp until Aug. 12, when he was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Harris was held out of the Aug. 17 game at St. Louis and made his debut on Friday night against Seattle, only to exit after carrying three times for 2 yards.

After the game, Harris said he didn’t think the injury was serious. Then again, he called the injury that kept him out all offseason a “tweak” earlier in camp. McCarthy has confirmed that the injury is to the same knee that kept Harris out all offseason.

“I’m good, I’m good. I walked on my own power so everything’s fine,” Harris said at the time. “We’ll see how it feels in the morning and go from there. The trainers will know what I need to do and whatnot. I’ll be fine.”

Meanwhile, McCarthy wouldn’t speculate on whether safety Morgan Burnett and cornerback Casey Hayward, each of whom left the game Friday night with hamstring injuries, would be in danger of missing the team’s Sept. 8 regular-season opener at San Francisco.

“I could not tell you right now, which is the norm in these particular cases,” McCarthy said. “The player (usually) feels he can go, whether it’s a week or two, but then there’s also the medical part of it, the long term aspect of it.”

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