Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King had his rookie season cut short due to a shoulder injury. His other shoulder was injured during the preseason. Now, King will miss time because of a groin injury.
Much like Nick Perry, Kevin King is made of glass.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy pretty much ruled King out for the Washington game, on Wednesday.
“I’m hoping it’ll be short term. We’ll know more. I think he’s going to be hard pressed to play this week,” McCarthy said.
King played just 26 snaps against Minnesota before leaving with the injury. Many have pointed out that the Packers’ secondary struggled after King left. That’s not an entirely accurate picture.
The Packers’ secondary really only struggled in the 4th quarter against the Vikings. King didn’t play the entire second half. The struggles were largely the result of three guys — cornerback Davon House, who initially replaced King, and safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Kentrell Brice. House and Brice in particular struggled, but Brice was hands-down the worst of the bunch.
What’s the plan without King?
The Packers went to rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson after King went down and House faltered against the Vikings. That would appear to be the logical move going forward.
Clearly, the Packers don’t know the severity of King’s injury yet. Will he miss a little time or a lot? That’s what needs to be determined now.
King missed the final five games of his rookie season after being shut down because of that shoulder injury.