After last season you had to figure it was only a matter of time before the Green Bay Packers started piling up guys on injured reserve again.
Safety [intlink id=”162″ type=”category”]Nick Collins[/intlink] will be the first casualty this season.
The team announced Collins will be lost for the rest of the season because of a neck injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Packers victory over the [intlink id=”249″ type=”category”]Carolina Panthers[/intlink].
Collins was removed from the field on a stretcher after his helmet hit Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart’s leg awkwardly. Collins spent the night in a Charlotte hospital and arrived back in Green Bay today.
The team announced he had feeling and movement in his extremities last night, but the news wasn’t so good today.
“It’s tough. It’s something you never get used to it as a coach,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
[intlink id=”525″ type=”category”]Charlie Peprah[/intlink] seems like the obvious replacement for Collins in the starting lineup. Although he’s a free safety, he has starting experience.
The only other reserve safety is undrafted rookie M.D. Jennings. [intlink id=”88″ type=”category”]Jarrett Bush[/intlink] also has some experience at safety.
Shit. Good luck and a full recovery Nick. We’ll miss you back there. Be a leader and help out any way you can.
Next guy up….that’s you Charlie Peprah. Nice that our backup has some bigtime experience under his belt. I know he’s not Nick Collins, but I like the way Peprah hits.
Nothing but love & positivity to Nick for a full & speedy recovery, You will be missed.
At least I know who peprah is. I spent so much of last season yelling “way to go new guy!” that I printed out a roster so I could identify the next man up!
GO PACK GO
God please don’t let the coaching staff put jarret bush in the starting lineup. He plays defense like a new born deer walks: AWKWARDLY! Thats it.
Just thowing this out there…Darren Sharper??? Not sure how I feel about it but it just might work!
Nah Peprah will do a good job I’m not too woried.
I’m all about getting sharper back I’m sure we can pick him up cheap and he’s a hell of a good player still. I’m sure he’d love to get back to a winning team not saying peprah won’t do a good job but he’d be great insurance. I’m sure all of this is in vein. Although Howard green was brought in last year to sure up the d line. You never know what MM has up his sleeve. Either way I hope Collins a speedy recovery and he will ne missed this year. GO Pack GO!
BRING BACK SHARPER!!
Collins = Irreplacable. Peprah is good but not Nick Collins good. He’ll really have to step it up to fill those shoes.
shit here come the injuries. i was looking forward to this season for all the starters to be on the field for a lond period of time but f it it happens. next guy fill in.
i would love to see darren sharper back tho.
Collins is tough as hell. Hope all is well for him, and he gets back on th fields next year. He is not replaceable. Man he hits hard.
Damn. And compared to last year, we’re off to a slow start with injuries. I’m glad he’s gonna be okay–neck injury + stretcher is always scary.
At least we didn’t lose Tramon Williams too. That would be cause for some serious universe-cursing.
Scary situation. I hope it’s not career ending.
Anyways, we need to look very closely @ Darren Sharper …. we could even imitate a real life greg jennings “I put my team on my back dough” moment “oh no, here comes darren sharper, the hardest hitting safety in the league”
Collins is a ball hawk. We are going to miss him severely.