He’s not the first guy to get injured, but rookie defensive lineman Montravius Adams appears to be the Green Bay Packers’ first significant injury of training camp.
The Packers lost Adams with what is reportedly a stress fracture in his foot on Friday. It’s now assumed he’ll need surgery to have a screw inserted and the Packers expect him to miss several weeks.
“I don’t think it’s time for concern; it’s the unfortunate part of the game,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “When it happens to young guys, these practices are so critical for the development, especially for Year 1. And not only learning what to do and how to do it, but just how we practice, everything that goes into it. It’s just unfortunate.”
And that pretty much sums it up. Whatever impact the Packers were hoping for from Adams now probably won’t amount to much.
Missing what we presume will be a large portion of camp will no doubt hinder Adams’ growth and thus, his chances of contributing in his first season.
Unfortunately, the Packers probably won’t have much choice but to play Adams during the regular season. Defensive line appears to be one of their weakest areas, so the big man may just have to learn on the job.