Second-year cornerback Quinten Rollins is one of the Green Bay Packers’ walking wounded and we now know what his issue is.
Rollins hurt his finger during the Packers’ first OTA practice session and has been sidelined since.
As Rollins describes it, the injury was gnarly. Not only was his finger in a place that it shouldn’t have been, but bone also came through the skin.
“I looked down at my hand, and I knew it was dislocated. But then I didn’t see the skin was broken until I got to the sideline,” Rollins said.
“Bone ended up coming through the skin. So I had to stitch it up. I got the stitches out on Friday. So just making a slow progress, trying to get back.”
Rollins is expected to take on a larger role with the Packers in 2016 now that Casey Hayward is in San Diego. It’s possible he may not return to full practice until training camp, though.
Will that stunt his progression?
We have a feeling it won’t.
Even though Rollins only played one year of college football, he was an almost immediate contributor as a rookie. In fact, his per snap production was better than any of the Packers’ cornerbacks in 2015.
We’re looking for big things from Rollins in 2016.