Injury Update at Packers Training Camp: Who's Returning? Who's Dropping Out?

After sustaining an ankle injury on Wednesday, defensive lineman Johnny Jolly returned to practice on Thursday.

The Packers couldn't have had better luck than they did on Thursday when not a single player appeared to have dropped out of practice.

Head coach Mike McCarthy did comment during his daily press conference, however, that none of the players on the Physically Unable to Perform (DuJuan Harris, Derek Sherrod, Mike Neal, Jerel Worthy, Sean Richardson, J.C. Tretter) list are close to returning, or at least won't be doing so this week.

Returning to Practice

Defensive lineman Johnny Jolly

Commentary: No one saw Jolly actually drop out of Wednesday's practice, but McCarthy did confirm he suffered an ankle injury. He appeared to return showing no ill effects on Thursday, which prompted McCarthy to say he's tough and wasn't surprised about his return.

Safety David Fulton

Commentary: With Sean Richardson remaining on the PUP list, the Packers got a welcome return from Fulton at the safety position. He brings the number of healthy safeties on the team's roster up to six.

Dropping Out of Practice

Knock on wood if you must, but not a single player dropped out of practice on Thursday, which is good news with their annual intra-squad scrimmage just two days away.

Still Out

The following players' status hasn't changed (anticipated return in parentheses):

  • Cornerback Casey Hayward, hamstring (a couple weeks, as of last Friday)
  • Cornerback Tramon Williams, knee (a couple weeks, as of Tuesday)
  • Defensive lineman Mike Neal, abdomen (a couple weeks, as of last Friday)
  • Running back DuJuan Harris, knee (two or three weeks, as of Tuesday)
  • Linebacker Dezman Moses, toe (undetermined)
  • Linebacker Nate Palmer, shoulder (undetermined)
  • Offensive lineman Derek Sherrod, leg (undetermined, on his "last hurdle," according to McCarthy)
  • Wide receiver Charles Johnson, knee (presumably day to day)
  • Wide receiver Kevin Dorsey (undetermined)
  • Safety Sean Richardson, neck (undetermined)
  • Defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, knee (undetermined)
  • Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter, ankle (regular season at the earliest)
  • Wide receiver Sederrik Cunningham, wrist (indefinite)
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Lars's picture

August 01, 2013 at 03:18 pm

Half dozen candidates for PUP, including Sherrod, Palmer, Harris, Tretter, Worthy and Moses. If Sherrod misses much more time there's no point in activating him before the season starts.

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Evan's picture

August 01, 2013 at 09:20 pm

Now 49ers lose Culliver. They're really getting picked apart. It's about time.

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IowaPackFan's picture

August 02, 2013 at 09:25 am

While I am not one to celebrate injuries, I'm very curious to see how the Niners backups perform. IMO, quality of depth players is the true measure of a GM's effectiveness.

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Evan's picture

August 02, 2013 at 10:52 am

Definitely not celebrating. But also not that broken up about it.

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nick perry's picture

August 02, 2013 at 05:47 am

I hope this stays in the preseason, they get at least a few weeks of time to get conditioning in and are ready to go. After Jennings, Shields, and others last season being misdiagnosed, I don't have much faith in the Packers medical staff. How many times did we hear Jennings, Shields, Woodson, and others should be ready in a week or two and they were still out a month later. Now we hear Williams wants a second opinion which if I was him, I'd have done already. Lets get healthy and stay healthy boys. Our 5th Lombardi Trophy is just 7 months away!

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Brian Carriveau's picture

August 02, 2013 at 05:50 am

FYI, Pepper Burris was honored earlier this year as the top trainer in the NFL:

http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/Longtime-trainer-Pepper...

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Skippy's picture

August 02, 2013 at 11:26 am

Blaming injuries on the trainer and medical staff is like blaming the weatherman for bad weather.

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