Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry is a short time away from suffering his next injury, it appears.
Perry hasn’t played any sort of football since sometime last season. He’s sat out all of the Packers’ 2018 activities thus far after having offseason ankle surgery. He came into camp and was immediately put on the physically unable to perform list, which is where he still is.
But it sounds like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Perry says he feels ready to go. He’s just waiting for clearance from the Packers’ medical staff.
This was pretty much the situation with tackle Bryan Bulaga. He was initially put on the physically unable to perform list as well. Bulaga surprisingly said he felt ready to go when camp started, but the doctors held him out for a little over a week anyway.
Clearly, they are taking the cautious approach with these guys. Based on Bulaga’s timetable, it’s reasonable to think Perry could potentially return early next week.
At which time Perry will immediately hurt his shoulder, pull a hammy or break his hand. Because Nick Perry is made out of glass.
Yeah, I don’t want to jinx the guy, but you know he’s going to get injured again at some point. Perry has never lasted a full NFL season, unfortunately.
When he’s actually on the field, he can be dominant. Perry is both a hell of a pass rusher and easily the team’s best edge run defender. He might even be the best run defender on the team, but you wouldn’t know it because he’s always on the sidelines.
Hey, we’re pulling for you this year though, Nick. Fingers crossed this is the year you can make it through the full schedule without harm. You sure as hell are due.