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.
Looks like Ricky Jean Francois is making the team for sure at this point. Mostly out of necessity of having a living, breathing body at the position. Not that Adams likely would have been the make or break guy this year, but this is an inauspicious for possibly the weakest position group on the team. Which in turn is going to make things tougher on the LBs
I hear Albert Haynesworth is available for the low low price of $200 million.
No need for concern people. Biegel and Adams will be fine, and will come back stronger, ready to join the rest of their rookie draft class in propelling this team to the next level. Keep the faith.
This is our year!!
In Ted we Trust.
Sure don’t like to hear about foot fractures. To me the bigger the guy the greater the potential for future problems.
The good news is the Packers must have anticipated these foot issues. The team hired Dr. Robert Anderson to their medical staff this off season. Anderson is suppose to be the best foot and ankle doctor in the nation.
Interesting injury, would love to know how it happened, considering Fri. was still a no contact practice..