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.
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.
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!!
I didn’t realize the hamstring was located on the lower leg
Well, not unless you have a really bad injury.
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?
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)
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.
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.
I mean HAVE BEEN about average.
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.
Starters or replacements of starters.
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.
Not worried about losing Montgomery…MM typically limits his RBs to 12 touches per game
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.
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 . . .