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

Safety Morgan Burnett and running back Michael Hill dropped out of practice on Monday.

The Packers returned to the practice field for the first time on Monday since Saturday's Family Night practice, giving them a day off to heal and recuperate. The time away from football seemed to do the trick for two players that returned to action at Ray Nitschke Field, although there were a few new additions to the injury list.

 

Returning to Practice

Defensive lineman B.J. Raji, ankle

After getting his ankle stepped on by tackle Derek Sherod at practice on Saturday, Raji dropped out of practice, perhaps only as a precautionary measure. It did not appear as if Raji suffered a serious injury when it happend, and his return on Monday evening would seem to confirm that.

Wide receiver Jeff Janis, Shingles

Missing since the opening of training camp after being diagnosed with Shingles, Janis was taken off the Non-Football Illness list and practiced for the first time on Monday. Now that it's been learned Jared Abbrederis will be missing for the 2014 season, Janis steps into a position with less competition than just a week ago. He has to make up for lost time, which won't be easy for a rookie after having missed more than a week of practice, but at least he hasn't missed a game. There's still time for him to make a push for a roster spot.

 

Dropping Out of Practice

Safety Morgan Burnett, presumed ankle

Burnett reportedly dropped out of practice on Monday, although head coach MIke McCarthy didn't have an update immediately following practice. Burnett missed one full practice last week with an ankle injury, making it a good bet any new health issue he was dealing with on Monday may be related to a lingering problems with the ankle. It wouldn't seem as if Burnett is dealing with a major injury, but he may need to take off more than one practice if he hopes to put this issue behind him.

Running back Michael Hill, head

Hill took a blow to the head from linebacker Jake Doughty on the final offensive play of Saturday's practice, so it was difficult to tell if he would have dropped out. McCarthy confirmed, however, Hill suffered a concussion. But doesn't appear as if Hill be out for long with McCarthy saying he'd be back "soon."

Linebacker Brad Jones, unknown

There seems to be some uncertainty whether Jones suffered an injury. The inside linebacker dropped out of practice for a period of time on Monday, although the coaches simply could have been wanting to see the backups get more playing time. Jones reportedly returned to practice for the jog-through at the end of practice, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, and McCarthy had no comment on the matter.

 

Still Out (anticipated return in parentheses)

Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, knee (2015 presumably)

Defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, lower back (indefinitely)

Defensive lineman Letroy Guion, hamstring (indefinitely)

Tight end Colt Lyerla, knee (several weeks)

Safety Tanner Miller, ankle (indefinitely)

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Nashville Packer's picture

August 04, 2014 at 08:54 pm

Brad Jones may be losing his grip on the starting job whether he's injured or not. MLBs: Hawk, Lattimore, Barrington, Thomas

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jmac34's picture

August 05, 2014 at 12:57 am

I haven't really heard much positives from Lattimore or Barrington in the practices, and even though Thomas has made noise, I can't see him starting right away as a UDFA. Unless one of the top two really step up, I think we will be seeing Brad Jones as the starter week 1

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jmac34's picture

August 05, 2014 at 10:01 am

or Jones is a known quantity and they wanted to see what the others brought to the table.

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RCPackerFan's picture

August 05, 2014 at 06:56 am

Remember that Lattimore missed the first few practices from illness.

We might start hearing more from him as camp goes on. I think the games will determine wins the starting job.

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Imma Fubared's picture

August 05, 2014 at 09:57 am

Wish Janis the best. He has a very tough road to hoe. Shingles is often triggered by two much stress. So he unfortunately could have a relapse and the worst part, he can't be near anyone because it is contagious to anyone who ever had chicken pox.
Hopefully it stays away. I know he has tremendous speed but is light in the body.

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zeke's picture

August 05, 2014 at 12:42 pm

"Shingles is often triggered by two much stress."

Do you work hard at being an idiot, or does it come naturally?

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