Is Kevin King The New Nick Perry?
Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King has a shoulder injury… again.
King played through an injury in his left shoulder for nine games during his rookie year. He was finally shut down with five games to go. He eventually had surgery for a torn labrum.
Well, guess what?
King has a shoulder injury. This time, it’s his right shoulder.
The former second-round pick wore a restrictive brace that limited his movement in 2017. He’s wearing one again, but, you know… on the other shoulder.
No one is talking about what the injury is or how it happened, but we have to wonder. Is Kevin King the new Nick Perry?
It’s beginning to look like there are parallels. Both were the top Packers’ pick in their respective draft classes (2017 and 2012). Both, to this point, have been regularly injured.
We know Perry is made of glass — he’s missed 24 games in six seasons and is currently on the physically unable to perform list. It’s an inevitability at this point that Perry will get injured and miss time this season.
King still has time to write a different narrative. He was obviously limited during his rookie season, but played through pain and injury for a good part of the season. That also made him largely ineffective.
It’s unknown if this current shoulder injury will linger into the season. However, we know two things. One, King isn’t likely to play this week. Two, if the injury does linger, that will again limit King’s effectiveness. That is, unless the Packers actually sit him until he’s fully healed.
They have plenty of depth at cornerback, so that option is available. Something tells me the Packers won’t use it though.
In the meantime, get this guy some better shoulder pads, huh?