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

Running back Eddie Lacy returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since last week as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

The Packers got a dose of good news in that there were no new injuries to report on Tuesday, and a few players returned to the practice field.

Here's the report on the walking wounded in Green Bay...

Returning to Practice

Running back Eddie Lacy, hamstring

Commentary: Lacy came back to practice on a limited basis on Tuesday. He missed the team's first preseason game and had been missing from practice before that. The Packers are bringing Lacy back slowly from his hamstring issue, but the fact that he's practicing at all is a good sign. Now that both he and DuJuan Harris have returned from injury, the running back position is as crowded as it's ever been in training camp.

Wide receiver Kevin Dorsey, hamstring

Commentary: Dorsey returned for the first time since the second day of training camp practice in Green Bay, and Tuesday represented the first time he took part in a practice with pads. There's no doubt that Dorsey will be making up for lost time and lost opportunities. With a guy like Tyrone Walker playing so well, there may not be time for him to make the 53-man roster, but training camp isn't over yet. At the very least, he's a step ahead of fellow seventh round draft choice Charles Johnson, who remains out.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb, biceps

Commentary: Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Cobb returned to practice on Monday, but because information was embargoed, we didn't report it here yesterday. Perhaps it was a case where he only participated in individual drills but not team drills. In any case, Cobb was back in action on Tuesday and reportedly took part in team drills. Cobb looked like his arm was bothering him at practice, according to McCarthy, but he apparently practiced through the pain.

Dropping Out of Practice

Defensive line Ryan Pickett, personal reasons

Commentary: As we made note of in our Packers microblog, there was reportedly an ambulance dispatched to Pickett's house on Tuesday. McCarthy said he thought everything would be fine with Pickett. There doesn't appear to be any injury issues.

Still Out

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

  • Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, knee (regular-season opener)
  • Defensive lineman Datone Jones, ankle (a couple days)
  • Offensive lineman T.J. Lang, back (presumably day to day)
  • Cornerback Casey Hayward, hamstring (a couple weeks, as of 7/26)
  • Cornerback Tramon Williams, knee (a couple weeks, as of 7/30)
  • Offensive lineman Derek Sherrod, leg (undetermined, on his "last hurdle," according to McCarthy)
  • Wide receiver Charles Johnson, knee (undetermined)
  • Tight end Andrew Quarless, quad (undetermined)
  • Tight end Ryan Taylor, knee (week to week, as of 8/6)
  • Offensive lineman Andrew Datko, concussion ("getting close" as of 8/13)
  • Safety Sean Richardson, neck (undetermined)
  • Defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, knee (undetermined)
  • Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter, ankle (regular season at the earliest)
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djprotege's picture

August 13, 2013 at 02:55 pm

Looks to be dwindling down a bit. Which is good!

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chazman's picture

August 13, 2013 at 02:59 pm

So with someone like Jordy Nelson who is scheduled to be good by the beginning of the season, when can we expect to see him practicing? Or will he not practice until regular season?

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Brian Carriveau's picture

August 13, 2013 at 03:01 pm

Any answer would be entirely speculation, chazman. Mike McCarthy has said he hopes Nelson would be back by the regular-season opener. He didn't give any more details than that and Nelson has yet to talk to the media about his injury.

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chazman's picture

August 13, 2013 at 03:08 pm

thanks Brian.

So in theory 'back by' could mean ready to play but might not.

I'll choose ready to play . . . its . . . better . . .

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hayward4president's picture

August 13, 2013 at 03:00 pm

Maybe the people at madden think lacy is still hurt.....he's only an 87 speed! Ridiculous!

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