This is SO the Green Bay Packers medical staff. Diagnose a guy with a minor injury one week. Find out that injury is way worse than originally thought the next. The latest guy in that boat is receiver Jarrett Boykin.
Boykin has an injured groin that kept him out of last week’s win over Chicago. He’s already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game with the Vikings and now it appears he won’t play the following week in Miami either.
“I don’t have a timeline. Jarrett won’t be ready for Thursday. I don’t know if he’ll be ready for Miami. That’s a long time away. It’s a little worse than they thought he was,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday.
Is this a big deal for the Packers? Well, considering the way Boykin has played this season, probably not.
He only has two catches for 17 yards in the three games he’s played. He’s had at least as many drops.
Still, Aaron Rodgers wasn’t sharp in any of the three games Boykin played in and we’re talking about a guy who had 681 receiving yards last year. Those came with Sharp Aaron Rodgers and Mediocre Matt Flynn playing quarterback, among others.
What we’re getting at is we’d like to see Boykin on the field with Rodgers when Rodgers isn’t sucking it up or only forcing the ball to Jordy Nelson.
Instead, rookie Davante Adams will get those snaps. He’ll also probably end up getting to be the No. 3 receiver for the rest of the season, which is fine.
Adams has nine catches for 79 yards this year and looks like he’s going to have a breakout game any week now.
Unfortunate turn of events for JB.