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Packers Are Suddenly Dropping Like Flies!

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.

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Joseph Bonham

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25 Comments

  1. Empacador August 15, 2017

    Didn’t someone call this before training camp even started? It isn’t training camp without several expected contributors sitting out for for injuries, usually of the hammy/knee/ankle/foot variety. King with the shoulder, Jones with an ankle. They got this, no need to worry.

  2. PF4L August 15, 2017

    Not worried. I’m still oozing with off-season optimism. When i wear my Green Bay Packer boxers, i walk around all day with a chubby.

    Lets do this!!

  3. Kato August 15, 2017

    I didn’t realize the hamstring was located on the lower leg

    1. MJ August 15, 2017

      Well, not unless you have a really bad injury.

      1. Kato August 15, 2017

        Eh. Probably ankle/calf/the dreaded high ankle sprain. Besides if his hamstring detatched from his knee, that is an incredibly serious injury, and usually associated with other ligament damage and would be termed a knee injury.

      2. Kato August 15, 2017

        Apparently it is being termed a soft tissue injury.

  4. MJ August 15, 2017

    OK… Yes, I know it is a full contact sport. Yes, I know every team has injuries. But we are consistently setting the gold standard. You train to prevent injuries, among other things. And yet, the season is barely on the horizon and we are already stockpiling injured guys. Isn’t the work of the conditioning coaches to be questioned for a change?

    1. Kato August 15, 2017

      Yeah, I think that is fair. Or at least question the type of guys they draft.

      1. PF4L August 15, 2017

        Sometimes talented players drop in the draft due to past/current injury concerns. So it’s the smart GM who outsmarts the rest of the teams in the draft and snags them up.

    1. Kato August 15, 2017

      Overwhelming success

  5. Kato August 15, 2017

    Apparently Reggie Raglund, the ILB everyone here had a hard on for last year has fallen out of favor in a new defensive scheme in Buffalo and has been playing with the backups. Is it maybe worth taking a look despite the injury history? (Obviously Ted won’t do anything, all hypothetical)

    1. PF4L August 15, 2017

      Let it be known i never had a hard on for any football player, or any man for that matter. Just for the record.

      1. Kato August 15, 2017

        Lol. Liar!

  6. PF4L August 15, 2017

    Bow to my feet, i have the answer to the injury problem.

    Under McCarthy, the Packers healthiest season was clearly 2011. So all we have to do is what we did that season, not to tackle anyone.

    Problem solved!!!

    1. Kato August 15, 2017

      Problem is they dont tackle anyone now, so your theory is refuted

      1. PF4L August 15, 2017

        Ok…it looks like it’s GO time again!!!

  7. Deepsky August 16, 2017

    According to Football Outsiders, last season, 2016, the Packers ranked 15th of all teams in terms of games lost due to injury. Chicago and Minnesota were two of the most injured teams.

    The year prior, 2015, the Packers were ranked 9th in injuries, in other words, a fairly healthy team.

    So for at least the last two years, the Packers haven’t been about average in terms of games lost due to injury.

    1. Deepsky August 16, 2017

      I mean HAVE BEEN about average.

    2. Kato August 16, 2017

      Is that just starters or all players? Injuries obviously can hit a team in different ways. Last years situation seemed worse because a position group was decimated, as well as a few starters missing time. Minnesota lost their entire offensive line basically.

      1. Deepsky August 16, 2017

        Starters or replacements of starters.

        1. PF4L August 16, 2017

          I think it’s more about who is injured vs the quantity of injuries.

          If Rodgers got injured in week 1 and was out for the season, while no one else on the team got injured…where would this team end up after week 17?

          On vacation with their families.

  8. Drater August 16, 2017

    Not worried about losing Montgomery…MM typically limits his RBs to 12 touches per game

  9. Howard August 16, 2017

    Yesterday there were approximately 177 players on preseason injury lists from the 32 teams. The Packers had 7 without Ty and Yancy included. No telling if Ty and Yancy are just getting a day off or if it will be an extended issue. So the Packers right now are above the average. That is a lot of injured players league wide. If you watch NFL trade rumors it makes your head spin the quantity of guys going down to some sort of injury.

  10. MMTTDCSUCK August 16, 2017

    I believe that much of the injury bug could be caused by the use of PED’s. There have been studies over the years showing breakdowns on various parts of the body through the use of certain PED’s. Could be nothing, or could be something . . .