Green Bay Packers linebacker [intlink id=”1058″ type=”category”]Frank Zombo[/intlink] broke his scapula in a freak accident before the team’s preseason game Friday night.
The injury all but assures [intlink id=”1335″ type=”category”]Erik Walden[/intlink] will be named the Packers starting right outside linebacker.
Zombo collided with fullback [intlink id=”251″ type=”category”]John Kuhn[/intlink] during warmups, causing the injury. He ended up playing in the game because the Packers didn’t know the severity of the injury.
Zombo is expected to miss a significant amount of time, according to coach [intlink id=”67″ type=”category”]Mike McCarthy[/intlink]. He will not require surgery, however.
Walden and Zombo were competing for the starting right outside linebacker job. Zombo appeared to have the early lead, but Walden has since gained the upper hand.
With Zombo out for an extended period, it looks like the only thing that will keep Walden from starting in week one is a significant injury of his own.
This actually works in our favor…we can burn up Walden in the first half of the season with Jones as a backup, then when Walden gets injured…Zombo steps in a finishes things off…NEXT MAN UP!
dammit i still think we should of drafted brooks reed!!! randall cobb at number 2 and alex green and number3 were great additions.
I agree king green, reed is a beast, then get a guard in free agency.
yes! absolutley correct randy r. very very true statement. oh well go pack go!!