The Green Bay Packers were dealt another significant injury blow on Election Day Tuesday.
Rookie linebacker Nick Perry, who has missed the last three games with an LCL injury, underwent surgery on a lingering wrist issue and is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Lance Allan of TMJ4 in Green Bay first reported the news late Tuesday night.
— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) November 7, 2012
Perry, the No. 28 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, hurt his wrist in the Packers’ season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers limited his snaps in the weeks following, giving Erik Walden a more significant role opposite Clay Matthews.
Perry then hurt his LCL in a scary-looking incident in Houston and hasn’t played since.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday Perry would be getting a second opinion but didn’t specify whether it was on the wrist or knee. It would was widely assumed the second look would be on the recovering knee.
If placed on season-ending IR, Perry would join fellow linebackers Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith. Defensive lineman Johnny Jones and running back Brandon Saine are also on IR.
Walden (26 tackles, sack, interception) would continue starting in his place at left outside linebacker.