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It’s Now Rumored Davante Adams’ Toe Injury Might Keep Him Out of Cowboys Game

We previously mentioned a report from Ian Rapoport that WR Davante Adams’ turf toe injury was not as bad as originally thought:

While there was some speculation that he may be able to play in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Adam Schefter, while on ESPN’s Monday NFL Countdown, has crushed those hopes suggesting he is not likely to play:

Total Packers commenter Howard also made the excellent point that, even if the injury is not all that serious, playing on artificial turf in Dallas this weekend would not be a smart idea. It’s important to remember that his absence against the Cowboys is not official, it just seems more and more likely. He also was not present at team practice on Monday but that was to be expected.

With 180 yards between 10 receptions, Adams was a major part of Green Bay’s offense this past Thursday in their loss at home to the Philadelphia Eagles. He is the obvious WR1 in a group of Packers receivers that currently has no obvious WR2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison will have more opportunity to shine as well as receivers such as Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow that are deeper into the roster. It will also create an opportunity for TE Jimmy Graham to prove he knows how to catch a ball as he will likely see more opportunity to do so.

More information on turf toe via OrthoInfo:

The term “turf toe” refers to an injury of any soft tissue structure in the plantar complex, such as the plantar plate or a collateral ligament. These injuries can vary in severity — from stretching of the soft tissue to partial tearing, and even total dislocation of the MTP joint.

Turf toe can occur in any sport or activity when the forefoot is fixed on the ground, the heel is raised, and a force pushes the big toe into hyperextension.

These injuries most often occur among American football players on artificial grass. Artificial surfaces tend to be harder and less shock absorbent. In addition, the athletic shoes designed for artificial surfaces are softer and more flexible, providing the athlete with more agility, but much less stability in the forefoot.

Jason Parker

I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined



  1. Howard October 1, 2019

    Thanks for saying that Jason. I can’t remember if it was Woodson, a RB, or a WR a few years back had turf toe and played in every game, but at the end of the year said they could not practice most of the year. All they could do was provide rehab/maintenance on the toe so they could play in the games. I think it was Woodson, but could be wrong.
    When you play on artificial turf and stay healthy during a game there are still three things that usually always hurt after the game, your feet, your toes and all the freaking turf burns on exposed skin.

  2. KILLER October 1, 2019

    I do wish none of the players were ever injured. That said, before it happens — I know how much Packer fans love their whine with their cheese — please don’t blame a loss (if it happens) on the absence of Davante Adams. The Cowboys are without Tyron Smith. He is one of or the best LTs in the game and LT’s are more important than WRs. A recognized fact.

    If Adams and Smith both miss the game (and Smith for sure will) then the advantage tilts in Green Bay’s favor. Just saying. Don’t blame a loss on Adams’ injury.

    I do believe the Cowboys will win. However, I will actually be rooting for the Packers to win. It’s true. I dislike the Cowboys even more than the Packers.

    1. PF4L October 3, 2019

      Hmmm….So if we lose, should we then do exactly what you do, ignore the poor play of our team, and just blame it on the ref’s?

      Please keep educating us, your contributions here are highly valued.

    2. Deepsky October 5, 2019

      Unfortunately, the backup left tackle for the Cowboys is pretty good, having started at left tackle for the Patriots.

  3. PF4L October 2, 2019

    Obviously i don’t know 100%. But i don’t think it’s a stretch to assume Adams is out. I’m sure the Packers have known for awhile.
    As i’ve said before, when you lose one of the big 3 on this team, wins will be hard to come by. Especially against Dallas in Dallas. I think it’s safe to say that Dallas will be able to rush for more than 45 yards this week. Early on, Dallas is no joke, they are 7th defensively and 3rd on offense. The team we’ll see is not the team they showed against the Saints on the road.
    It’s a good thing we beat the bears and the bottom dwelling queens earlier. I guess i’ll go with the…On any given Sunday mindset.