That is to say, can’t stay on the field because of an ankle injury. Much like receiver Ty Montgomery’s continuous battle with an ankle issue in 2015, Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley is going through something similar this preseason.
He missed the Packers’ first preseason game because of an ankle injury and he left the Packers’ second preseason after aggravating that injury.
We’re not jumping to any conclusion, but it’s worth pointing out that Montgomery’s injury was much worse than expected. It eventually required surgery.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy provided no timetable for Hundley’s return on Friday.
This was supposed to be Hundley’s preseason to shine. Everyone has heaped praise on the second-year quarterback for his understanding of the system and growth therein. That has apparently been on display in practice. It has only, very briefly, been on display in any game.
So let’s ask the question. What if this is a bigger problem like Montgomery had?
Do you think the Packers will be comfortable with Joe Callahan as their backup?
Anyone have Matt Flynn’s number?
Anyone who watched the Montgomery injury would have immediately thought he was out for the season with torn knee ligaments. Instead it was an ankle. Montgomery’s injury looked at the time, and was serious. The low hit on Hundley did not look nearly as serious as Montgomery’s injury as evidenced by no cart hauling him to the locker room. Packers in this case are just being cautious. Even though Hundley and the receivers could use the game experience, there is no need to take the risk with QB#2.