We’re not sure where this information was all week, but here it is now. The news if fairly good for Green Bay Packers’ starting right guard T.J. Lang.
Lang has no major damage to his ankle and the injury has been diagnosed as a sprain. Lang injured himself after the first series against the New Orleans Saints last Sunday and didn’t play after that.
He was replaced by Lane Taylor in the lineup and that wasn’t real pretty.
Now, since this has gone from the Year of the Torn ACL to the Year of the Sprained Ankle in Green Bay, you all know how this is going to go. Or, rather you don’t know how it’s going to go, since nobody ever knows how it’s going to go.
Defensive end Datone Jones has a sprained ankle and he’s missed three games. Cornerback Tramon Williams had a sprained ankle and he played the next week.
So the Packers will hope Lang can be ready for the Bears on Nov. 9, but probably won’t know for sure until later next week.
If Lang can’t go, the Packers do have an interesting option not named Lane Taylor. Center J.C. Tretter is eligible to return from injured reserve this week.
Sure, the Packers have used him at center, but he’s also played some guard and he was a tackle in college. He’s likely a better option than Taylor and might even turn out to be a better option than Lang.
So if Tretter is activated who gets cut? Taylor or Jones? Maybe someone else? There does not appear to be anyone that could go to IR unless Shields knee is worse than advertised.
activate tretter cut taylor..
Activate Tretter (if ready), then cut Buffoon (shit! that’s right, you can’t cut McGlurpy) :(