Well, it was inevitable, wasn’t it? The Green Bay Packers injuries are starting to mount and we’ve only been through one preseason game.
Added to the growing list on Tuesday were running back Ty Montgomery, who has an undisclosed lower leg injury. Who wants to bet it’s a hamstring? Montgomery didn’t take part in practice at all, so rookie Jamaal Williams took over as the No. 1 back.
The other big hit was rookie safety Josh Jones going down with an ankle injury. Jones sat on a cart and watched from thereon out. Another safety, Jermaine Whitehead, also dropped out. Like Montgomery, rookie receiver DeAngelo Yancey was a first-time non-participant.
You can add those to the injuries suffered in last Thursday’s game. You’ve got cornerback Damarious Randall and receiver Malachi Dupre in concussion protocol for the week. Center Don Barclay will also sit with an ankle injury.
And let’s not forget that cornerback Davon House was already out prior to the Eagles game with a hamstring injury.
All of the cornerback injuries made for an interesting development on Tuesday. The Packers’ two No. 1 outside cornerbacks were rookie Kevin King and second-year undrafted free agent Josh Hawkins. We would have expected that second guy to be LaDarius Gunter.
And finally, we may as well mention that rookies Montravius Adams and Vince Biegel have been sitting out because of foot surgery. Their timetables to return are still in doubt.