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Packers' Barnett out for season

Nov. 10, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Middle linebacker Nick Barnett, the Green Bay Packers' top tackler, is out for the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament.

Barnett, who has a team high 44 tackles this season, was hurt while trying to tackle Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in the third quarter of the Packers' 28-27 loss at Minnesota Sunday.

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday Barnett will need surgery.

The sixth-year player led Green Bay in tackles four of his first five seasons.

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