The Green Bay Packers Monday placed Najeh Davenport on injured reserve with a broken ankle. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, made the announcement.
Davenport, a 6-foot-1, 247-pound running back from Miami (Fla.), sustained the injury on a reception late in the first half of Sunday's 52-3 win over New Orleans at Lambeau Field. Before leaving the game, the fourth-year veteran rushed for 54 yards on 12 carries and a career-best two touchdowns. The contest marked his second NFL start, in place of an injured Ahman Green.
The Packers' fourth-round selection in the 2002 NFL Draft, Davenport has averaged 4.9 yards on 217 career carries, for 1,068 yards and seven touchdowns, and 24.1 yards on 46 career kickoff returns, for 1,110 yards.