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.
Francois actually makes plays and hits people once in awhile. Chase and drag Hawk always shows up a spilt second late to the action. Of course, he never gets injured and his legion of fans will tell you he’s assignment sure. Not very good, but he knows his job!
Monty this site is becoming unvisitable on mobile. I get unwanted pop ups and am constantly forced to back up and reload pages. Annoying as hell and my amount of visits to TP has declined a ton because of it. I used to visit several times a day…now once every two or three days. Anyone else having issues? I get this “You Might Like” shit popping up all the time on my phone.
Yep I’m having the same issues, not to mention it takes half an hour to load a page and when it does load half the article is blocked by an ad that doesn’t move and can’t be closed.
Fucking a…what’s with the goddamn hamstring injuries the last 2 years?!?!
McCarthy didn’t say brad can be ruled out for the season opener he said he could be ruled out for the Kansas City game
Making a man have a heart attack over here
Yep, like Monty says, the beat goes on. We are snakebit with injuries year after year. As I’ve said before, following this team has become very depressing; I’d like to ask myself “how do we match up with these guys?” Instead of “Who’s available to play today?” Sheesh!
Dujuan Harris out for the year.
The band plays on. This cannot be just coincidence. Something is afoot with the training staff.
I’ve been complaining about the shear number of hammie injuries to the Packers for at least 3 yrs. You don’t see 6-8 players out on other teams with hamstring and ankle injuries yr after yr, there has to be a lack/type of exercise done by the training staff.
Time to let go of the guys who can not stay healthy. Lets just worry about the 53 that can make the team.
53 guys that can make a team, mean nothing if they can’t win it all.
Really makes you wonder about the OTAs