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DuJuan Harris Has Cyst Removed From Lung

By Nate Woelfel



Packers running back DuJuan Harris will be out for the remainder of the offseason after having a cyst removed from his lung. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Packers running back DuJuan Harris will be out for the remainder of the offseason after having a cyst removed from his lung. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris will be out for the remainder of the offseason after having a fist-sized cyst removed from his lung, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

The cyst was reportedly first discovered during Harris’ team physical. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

“EVERYTHING IS FINE, dr.s found a fist sized cyst on my lung next to my heart. Shows the importance of getting routine check-ups, GET YOURS!,” Harris tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

In another tweet he added, “It's a #blessing!!! Should be 110% very soon and back to work. Thanks for the prayers and keeping me lifted!!! MUCH LOVE”

Minicamp opened on Tuesday for the Packers and is set to conclude on Thursday. Their final set of OTA's will run June 11-14. 

The third-year man out of Troy appeared to have found a home in Green Bay when he helped provide some solidarity to what has been a troublesome position for the Packers. In six games, Harris picked up 62 carries while rushing for 257 yards and four touchdowns.

He posted a team-best 70 rushing yards in a week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last season.

Should he stay on his projected timeline for recovery, Harris should be a factor in the race for the starting tailback position. Green Bay’s running attack has been anemic the past few seasons. The Packers have not had a 100-yard rusher in a regular season contest since Brandon Jackson ran for 115 yards against the Washington Redskins back on Oct. 10, 2010.

However, Harris will undoubtedly have company in camp.  The Packers picked up a pair of running backs in this year’s draft when they selected Eddie Lacy of Alabama in the second round and Johnathan Franklin from UCLA in the fourth round.

If healthy, 2011 third-round pick Alex Green could also be in the mix.