Good and Bad News on Packers Injury Front
Well, we couldn’t talk about the Green Bay Packers if we didn’t talk about injuries. That’s because the Packers have to have the worst training staff in the world.
You know how the Minnesota Vikings have the worst fans in the world? The Packers training staff is equal to those assholes in worstiness. Yeah, I just made that word up, but it fits.
So, first, the good news.
Cornerback Tramon Williams returned to practice on Monday. He’s been out since the fourth practice of training camp with a bone bruise on his knee. Williams didn’t participate fully, but at least he’s finally getting close to being ready. And with Casey Hayward tweaking his hamstring on Friday, the Packers may need him.
Unfortunately, that may not mean Williams will be ready for the season opener.
“I still don’t want to go out and say that I will be there Week 1,” Williams said. “But for me to be out there now, I think it’s definitely a possibility.”
So if that’s the best news, then you know what’s coming.
Let’s start with running back DuJuan Harris. Harris suffered a knee injury on Friday against Seattle. He was sporting a big bag of ice after the injury, but said he’d be fine after the game.
Of course, DuJuan Harris is no doctor. Harris is getting a second opinion on his knee, which means he obviously didn’t like what the Packers medical staff had to tell him.
That doesn’t bode well for his chances of claiming a starting spot this year. It also doesn’t bode well for his availability for the season opener.
So look for Eddie Lacy to get the ball 30 times against San Francisco.
That’s not really the biggest blow, though. Inside linebacker Brad Jones suffered a hamstring injury on Friday and it looks like you might be able to write him off for a few weeks.
When asked if Jones would be available for the season opener, coach Mike McCarthy had this to mumble.
“You can rule out Brad Jones.”
Tremendous. Jones was tearing it up before he got hurt on Friday and now the Packers will be forced to go with A.J. Hawk and Robert Francois on the inside.
That should be fun to watch.
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