That’s the good news. The bad news is Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark has a high-ankle sprain.
#Packers DL Kenny Clark suffered a high-ankle sprain on Sunday, source said. He’s going to miss some time, but it does not appear to be a serious injury. Should be back this season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 20, 2017
So the injury isn’t season-ending, but what is “some time?”
A high-ankle sprain is much more painful than a regular sprain. It also takes longer to heal and players typically miss several games. Three would be a solid minimal estimate.
Clark went down during the fourth quarter in the Packers’ loss to the Ravens after a hit from Baltimore center Ryan Jensen. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was in the area, said the shot was dirty.
“No. 66, I don’t even know his name, but he’s trash,” Clinton-Dix said of Jensen. “He’s a bad player. He doesn’t play fair. This is a game that we all love to play and love to enjoy, and you never want to see a guy get hurt when you’re playing overaggressive and doing things that you shouldn’t be doing. It’s uncalled for.
“[No.] 66, I don’t like him. He needs to tighten up on his play. Play ball. If you can’t whup him regularly, don’t cheap shot him. That’s what that guy’s been doing all year. I’ve been watching film of 66, and he’s a dirty player. I would love to have him on my team if he was like that, but at the end of the day, you can’t play like that and want to be a great in this league. It’s uncalled for.”
For what it’s worth, Clark hasn’t said anything about the hit, but he did say he was fine.
Appericate all the prayers, I’ll be fine????????
— Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLife) November 20, 2017