Packers Still Have Injured Players
The Green Bay Packers won’t open training camp tomorrow with their full complement of players because a number of them are still recovering from injuries suffered last season.
At least three guys failed their physicals and two more appear to be less than full speed.
Tight end Andrew Quarless, tackle Derek Sherrod and fullback John Kuhn all failed their physicals.
Quarless tore up his knee in December and there’s a good possibility he won’t be ready for a while. That could mean he starts the season on the physically unable to perform list — which means he wouldn’t be available for the first six weeks — or eventually goes on injured reserve, where he’d miss the entire season.
Sherrod broke his leg in December and coach Mike McCarthy said he’s close to being ready.
Kuhn’s status isn’t clear. He hurt his MCL in the Packers playoff loss to the Giants and the injury is obviously more serious than previously reported.
The other two unknowns are running back Alex Green, who tore his ACL in October, and safety Charlie Peprah, who had knee surgery after the season. Both are expected to play during the preseason, but may not be ready for Thursday’s first practice.
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