Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry is known for one thing. He’s an injury waiting to happen.
Or maybe he’s just a walking injury.
At any rate, Perry has been injured more than any player I can recall. This season, he’s pretty much been a no-show on the field. Perry has 24 tackles through eight games, which isn’t bad for an outside linebacker. He has three passes defended, which is a career high. However, Perry only has 1.5 sacks. That puts him on pace for a whopping three sacks this season.
Although Perry has played in all eight of the Packers games this season, it’s apparently the same old story. Perry is playing injured.
McCarthy says OLB Nick Perry is still working his way back from the ankle surgery he had during the offseason. "That's part of his challenge right now." #Packers
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) November 5, 2018
Perry has been a regular on the injury report this season. He seems to always be listed as questionable because of the ankle injury. He always plays.
If this is the excuse for the lack of impact Perry is making on the field, then why is he even in the game? Why don’t the Packers rest him until he’s healthy?
The bigger question might be, why is it taking so long for Perry to recover from surgery he had in the offseason? It would seem that there is a bigger issue with Perry.
The Packers have been unable to generate much of a pass rush this season. Perry is part of that problem.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s a viable solution.