It wasn’t if Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry would get injured. It was when.
Perry has never made it through a full season and he won’t be starting in 2017. Perry will need hand surgery for the second consecutive season.
Also, Nick Perry is made of glass.
Perry missed two games in 2016 after having hand surgery. This time around the injury is reportedly less severe. Technically, it is more of a finger injury, rather than a hand injury. However, Perry will still have surgery this week.
The Packers’ 2016 sack leader played 53 of 58 snaps in week 2 and finished the game. Then he turned up, along with 12 other players, on the Wednesday injury report.
The Packers do not have a timeline for his return yet.
Although this is bad news for the Packers, there is some good news. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who was sidelined with a concussion, will return to action this week.
We expect to see him in place of Perry in the lineup.
As for Perry, starting with his rookie season and going through last year, he has missed 10, five, one, two and two games due to injury.
Maybe we can keep that to one game this year? Perry would tie his career high for games played if that were the case. A major feat for Glass Joe.