This is currently the million dollar question among Packer fans as the team has been without WR Davante Adams for the last three games. Of course, that didn’t stop them from winning. This time though, the Packers are facing the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in what is certain to be a tough game.
So will Davante Adams play? No one knows and no one is likely to know up until game time. A promising sign for fans showed when Adams was present at practice on Wednesday, but those hopes died down a bit when it was realized he was only taking part in the pre-practice stretching.
Adams left the field after stretching. Went into the Don Hutson Center away from the media. #Packers
Adams was quoted by Packers News on Thursday about the injury:
I’m a little limited right now, but for the most part I can do a lot of different footwork stuff. It’s just the full-speed routes right now that are a little tougher for me. So I’m trying to fight through that, but I’m in a really good spot right now.
Just got to keep letting it heal, because it’s not fully healed yet. Keep letting it heal and just be smart about it.
Packers News also quoted Rodgers on the situation:
I want him to come back when he feels healthy,. He’s going to push himself, and he has an extremely high pain tolerance. I wouldn’t ever rule him out because if you start it might piss him off even more to want to get out there.
Excited to get him back, but I want him to be healthy first and foremost, and that’s a tough injury to deal with. You’ve seen other top receivers who’ve had similar injuries and it nags them for most of the season. I’d love for him to be as healthy as possible before he comes back.
Honestly, the way Aaron Rodgers has been playing, I do not expect coach LaFleur and crew to push their luck even against an opponent like Kansas City. While a win on the road against a 5-2 opponent would certainly be nice, it just isn’t a must-win type of game for the team currently.
If we see Adams on the field at all, expect it to be in a small capacity. I also highly advise against starting him on your fantasy team, but you probably already knew that. Instead of artificial turf, Arrowhead Stadium has natural grass(Bermuda Grass) as god intended so that is another small promising sign of his return – if only in a diminished capacity.