Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson, who injured his foot in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis, will not play in next Sunday's game against Houston, Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday.
Benson's foot was encased in a boot on Monday, and his injury adds to a list of health problems for the Packers. Tight end Jermichael Finley and nose tackle B.J. Raji are questionable for Sunday's game.
The injury to Benson is troubling because the Packers have very little depth at the position.
The Packers signed Benson on Aug. 12 because of their shortage at the running back spot, and he is the team's leading rusher with 248 yards on 71 carries.
Their No. 2 rusher is quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with 108 rushing yards.
Their third-leading rusher is Alex Green, who has rushed for 57 yards this season, with 55 of those coming on nine carries against the Colts after Benson was injured.