Packers' RB James Starks Hopes to Stay Healthy

By KBJR News 1

July 28, 2013 Updated Jul 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Green Bay running back James Starks missed the first five games last season with a toe injury and has been injury plagued throughout his career but hopes this season will be a different story.

The 27-year-old sat out his senior season at the University of Buffalo with a shoulder injury. Since being drafted in 2010, Starks has played in just 27 of 54 games.

"Some injuries are out of your control, but there are a lot of injuries I probably could avoid. Stand up and put my shoulder down in certain situations or falling down a little sooner and not taking the extra blows that were unnecessary."

Starks will have to battle Alabama's Eddie Lacy who the Packers drafted in the second round along with UCLA's Jonathan Franklin in the fourth. He's also dueling with DuJuan Harris and 2011 third-round pick Alex Green.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
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