Jordan Love suffers shoulder injury in Texans game

The Packers quarterback injured his throwing shoulder toward the end of the first half.  

Jordan Love's debut showed lots of promise. Unfortunatley it was cut short due to the hit he took on the strip-sack toward the end of the first half. 

From NFLN: 

Regardless of how serious this injury turns out to be, expect the Packers to sign another quarterback. Possibilities include Jake Dolegala or Blake Bortles making a return.

Love finished last night's game completeing 12 of 17 passes for 122 yards, with1 touchdown and 1 fumble. 

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SwedeBayPacker's picture

August 15, 2021 at 08:59 am

Please be a strain, please be a strain, please be a strain....

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:26 am

Per Jordan Love, “It was just for precautionary reasons. I think I’ll be ready to go next week.” Sounds like all good to go.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 15, 2021 at 02:45 pm

Concur, Murf. It’s an owie he can practice with.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 03:29 pm

MRI came back with NO damage:)

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SwedeBayPacker's picture

August 16, 2021 at 03:47 pm

Thank the Lord ^^

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Savage57's picture

August 15, 2021 at 09:08 am

Not whistling past the graveyard on this, but it looked like it may be just the effect from throwing a handful of air.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:20 am

You and Rodgers are both very good at encrypted messages.

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ImaPayne's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:30 am

Puny berry puny

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 03:33 pm

Just joking with you Savage. You have very good insight into the game of football. Nothing personal.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 15, 2021 at 09:26 am

If the Packers are still the way they have been with injury updates, I'd expect the strain to become something else and then something else again. Not hoping for it, but the history of how bad injuries seem to be worse than the prognosis as days turn to weeks. Next thing we know, the preseason of Love is over.

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croatpackfan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 09:31 am

In the end, there is some positive. You are happy - finally...

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porupack's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:02 am

You're a piece of work indeed. Very typical reaction from you. Packers may as well forfeit the season. You can start looking forward to the draft and total rebuild already :). Oh, and fire the front office, because they are bums not really interested in success. Let's see, what else is going to hell.

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justjan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:41 am

Seriously. What is the matter with you?

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

He/she just loves to get reactions from us. I don’t think anyone is seriously as negative as the comments spewed out.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:25 am

Nothing. What's the matter with you?

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justjan's picture

August 17, 2021 at 11:08 am

I think most people here disagree.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:44 am

Really, take weeks for an injury to be diagnosed! I know your not being serious, but com on, the Packers are no different than other teams regarding reporting injuries. My recollection is they always state, we don’t have any update on an injury till they have good knowledge of what an MRI provides them, whether that be a day or a few days. The media might hype an injury, but I don’t recall the Packers ever doing so.

Would you rather them state a doom and gloom assumption then find out after an MRI it was a minor strain?

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:20 am

I didn't say the Packers hype an injury, I said they play it down, and then the bad news comes slowly, and then we get told that the insignificant injury has the player out for weeks or to IR. This is the Packers operating procedure.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:30 am

So, give me examples of them playing it down as you say. As I stated, the way I recall any situation with injuries, is they report, we don’t have enough information and will tell you more upon getting reports from their Physicians or the MRI results. That normally takes a day to a few days for results to be reported.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 03:31 pm

Well Taryn MRI came back today and everything is positive with no structural damage. There goes your theory. As I stated normally takes a day to a few to get results.

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Harold Drake's picture

August 15, 2021 at 09:35 am

Love's labour's lost! Oh well, it will be interesting to see the talented Mr. Benkert lead the offense for the rest of the exhibition season.

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dobber's picture

August 15, 2021 at 09:57 am

I'll bet he plays next week.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:28 am

I hope so. But every practice that he misses at this juncture is critical in his development, and just as importantly, critical for MLF and Gute to evaluate what they have in him.

The toxicity with 12 is untenable past this year anyways. But it'd be nice to be confident in the future when he's sent to Siberia.

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flackcatcher's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:17 pm

I thought you were going to write La Vegas for a second....

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 16, 2021 at 03:34 am

Perhaps. I don't know that the "toxicity with 12 is untenable...." It is tenable for now, after all.

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porupack's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:05 am

gloom, despair and agony on us, deep dark depression, excessive misery.....if it weren't for bad luck, we'd have no luck at all....gloom, despair and agony on us (or for those fans disposed to excessive neg- a- tiv-i-ty). Season's over. Start yer mock drafts.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:46 am

Good luck with this injury Jordan, hoping for a minor strain and you can play next Saturday afternoon!

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

I see a bit of Favre in our young quarterback and I "Love" it. Favre played through a great many "dings" and worse to set a consecutive game start record that I think will stand forever. I'll never forget the game he played against the Bears with that sprained ankle.

I think Jordan Love would have to be handcuffed to the bed to keep him from taking the starting snap next week.

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:55 am

Actually, I see more Favre in Benkurt. Or should I say a bit of Majic Man. I’m excited to see what we have with him. He went from exceptional to Oh NO in a flash. It will be interesting to see if we keep all 3 and not expose him to the practice squad.

I think Love is more of a pocket passer, albeit with only a half to watch him, and based on his college work, I’m sure we will see more scrambling from him.

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Coldworld's picture

August 15, 2021 at 04:17 pm

Love impressed me with not scrambling, which is what young QBs tend to do when forced through progressions under pressure. I want scrambling to be limited to designed plays and when it really matters. That’s not preseason.

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ImaPayne's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:37 am

You have no idea how tough he is. One quarter er and he is toast? I’d be worrying.

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Thegravedigger's picture

August 15, 2021 at 01:59 pm

he wasnt toast bubs. they sat him because hes the future and its preseason. your always worrying. are you really this person or are you just a guy who says crazy shit on here?

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Thegravedigger's picture

August 15, 2021 at 01:55 pm

yeah i live in ny and jets fans hate favre for that record because jets were 8 and 3 and favre got hurt pretty bad but refused to sit and they blew the season because he was a hobbled mess.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 15, 2021 at 02:54 pm

With Favre, it’s always about him, never the team. It’s his critical flaw, and IMO, a big reason he didn’t win more titles.

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Somedumbname's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:40 pm

The jets coach is at fault for not sitting favre. I don't know who the backup was, but he must have been pretty lousy.

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BrettGB's picture

August 16, 2021 at 04:47 am

Kellen Clemens was the Jets back-up at the time.

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StantheFan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 08:41 pm

You must be talking about 7 because 10 left the game after getting a boo boo

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Packers0808's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:53 am

Not playing the roll of Debbie Downer but more times that not these injuries turn out to be worse that originally thought/reported! Don't get me wrong, don't want this to go any further in the injury mode, hope he is as fine as he was when game started! Fingers
crossed!

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PatrickGB's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:58 am

The medical staff and training staff will decide and they tend to be cautious.

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Packers0808's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:45 pm

Update Loves shoulder is to be fine, tests shown NO DAMAGE!

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 15, 2021 at 01:39 pm

Maybe not as many times as not. That’s good news!

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Packers0808's picture

August 15, 2021 at 03:16 pm

Yup!

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justjan's picture

August 17, 2021 at 11:04 am

taryn has the roll of Debbie Downer. And will never give it up.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:58 am

Packers are making a mistake by not protecting their future QB. OL is basically made up of second stringers, with 5 rookies in the mix. Individually those 2nd stringers may be "OK". However, not only are they 2nd stringers, but they also have not consistently played together.

Surrounding your future with lessor players, against the Texans who played most of their starters, is asking for trouble.

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Crankbait's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:25 am

Perhaps, but I do not think the paying fans would've appreciated 30 to zip at Lambeau.

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PatrickGB's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Pew, I agree the offensive line did not look good. But the Texans were playing a lot of veterans on defense.

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Coldworld's picture

August 15, 2021 at 04:21 pm

I actually think it was an ideal test for him. He’s not a starter and adversity is a better measure than beating up on late quarter players.

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Tundraboy's picture

August 15, 2021 at 04:40 pm

I was thinking the same thing . Was this a test of throwing him to the me wolves day one?! Yikes.

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TheBigCheeze's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:06 am

No Rodgers, no chance..... when he leaves, the Packers will be the basement dwellers for years to come.... and this is all goofy's fault....

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croatpackfan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:13 am

Happy you...

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murf7777's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:16 am

There will probably be a few years of rebuilding, but this isn’t the front office of the 70 and 80’s. We actually have football people running the team now. Much better decision making has been made over the 30 years.

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Pizzadoc's picture

August 16, 2021 at 01:56 am

True, I like the depth that Gute has built, but after last season, how do you screw things up with your MVP? This year is the best chance we have to go to the SB. Love is TBD. 12 is a sure thing for a few more years. Gutey has said as much, but it all seems to depend on Arods feelings.

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ImaPayne's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

Ya but only because they didn’t get rid of him when he had value and acquire top web and whatever else

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 15, 2021 at 01:41 pm

Aaron fanboy, huh? I’m a Packers fan. They’ll be fine. Remember it’s just a game.

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croatpackfan's picture

August 15, 2021 at 11:18 am

I'm 95% sure that will not be significant injury. As Jordan said by himself it was like stinger that fade away quickly. He said he was kept on the bench precautionary.

Many of you are doing an elephant out of fly. Calm down all...

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mbpacker's picture

August 15, 2021 at 01:09 pm

Or making a mountain out of a mole hill?

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jhtobias's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:15 pm

On another subject That number 73 I think it is Yoshi really needs to go .. I'm sure he is a nice young man but geez he almost got love killed many times against Houston 3rd stringers ...

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BAMABADGER's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:58 pm

3 years and still no progress learning how to block and pass protect. Good bye Mr. Yoshi. Experiment over.

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BAMABADGER's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:58 pm

3 years and still no progress learning how to block and pass protect. Good bye Mr. Yoshi. Experiment over.

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PatB's picture

August 15, 2021 at 10:44 pm

The OL overall was pretty poor. I'm not sure why anybody is singling out Nijman, a young player on a very cheap contract.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOgoOQ148w

This video shows all of Love's passing plays. Nijman did get beat outside on the fumble but even including that I count zero plays where "he almost got love killed." I thought he was generally solid in pass protection. Most of the pressure on Love came from elsewhere, either guards getting beat or blitzers not being picked up.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 16, 2021 at 05:13 am

I pretty much agree. Nijman got walked back once but stayed between the rusher and Love. Nijman also got beat in 2.3 seconds and again in 2.6 seconds on the strip sack.

I have Runyan beat in 2.3, 1.9 and 1.95 seconds. I have Kelly beat twice. I saw free rushers two or three times, usually on passes designed for a TE in the flat. Patrick had a slow recognition when a DE lined up over the LT stunted all the way to the RG slot and got past Patrick who was free and saw him coming late. That's 9 out of 17 pass attempts. Myers looked fine, though he was only one on one perhaps three times.

As a note, Runyan moved to center with 12:54 left in the 2nd. I didn't see any issues with Runyan in pass pro. Braden came in at LG and I didn't see any issues with Braden at LG.

The video clip does not show running plays.

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Esquetoi's picture

August 16, 2021 at 07:47 am

See above/below

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Esquetoi's picture

August 16, 2021 at 07:45 am

Put him in the d-line mix.

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marpag1's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Per Schefter: "MRI on Packers’ QB Jordan Love’s shoulder this morning came back clean, per source. Love unlikely to miss time."

Settle down, ya nervous Nellies...

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Packers0808's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Watching Love at times better make you a nervous Jelly!

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Archie's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Last night's grades:

Defense - F
ST - F
Offense - C

Of course it's the pre-season and many of last night's players won't make it to game 1 of RS. So what matters is individual performances. And there the Pack did much better.

Defensive players with a positive grade - 8
Offensive players with a positive grade - 5

The other 13 or so players were rather sucky, including three/four of whom are projected as likely IOL starters.

Can Oren Burks continue to play like he did last night??? If so, he's like found money.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 15, 2021 at 03:14 pm

You realize that we were missing 30 of our top guys, so you’re grading mostly guys who won’t be on the Opening Day roster? It’s the first scrimmage of the year.

We got 11 guys lined up on every play.We didn’t have a ton of penalties. Our team core didn’t sustain any injuries. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of scrimmages that weren’t as good as this.

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Coldworld's picture

August 15, 2021 at 04:29 pm

I thought Slaton looked interesting early but gassed after half time. A lot of work for some guys they presumably want training film on. I’m a little less down on Nijman than some, other than the sack play. I thought Kelly was worse and Runyon got moved around too easily too. Meyers and Patrick were the only ones that seemed worthy. If that’s the best we have, a lot of wasted picks and we still need a swing tackle. I think part of it has to be time playing together, but if Runyon is penciled into start at G, that film on rewatch isn’t good.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 16, 2021 at 04:43 am

I don't think I could give the defense the same grade as the special teams. Whatever one thinks about the defense, the special teams unit really deserves a worse grade.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

August 16, 2021 at 07:53 am

Houston has a pretty bad OL, but I agree on Burks. He will never be a sideline to sideline coverage LB bit he showed something this weekend getting into the backfield that he previously hasn't. If he's truly a one trick pony I'm not sure that's enough to make the final roster, unless he can also translate that downfield running into more ST production.

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nostradanus's picture

August 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm

MRI came back clean!

That would have been tragic had he torn his throwing shoulder in his first preseason game!

Glad he’s ok and step 1 complete, the kid looked pretty good for not playing a game in almost 2 years.

ND

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Harold Drake's picture

August 16, 2021 at 01:31 am

Those who ride the Love Train should take note of JLo's terrible throwing motion. Not quite Philip Rivers, but hardly Marino or Namath. (I could also add AR12 but he seems to be able to throw 50 yds by flicking the ball while leading backwards and putting weight on his back foot so he is clearly an outlier in that regard.) When Rodgers is gone n 2022, I'm not sure his detractors will find their saviour in JLo but with developing QBs there is no accurate means of predicting future performance levels until the QB sees regular season action and even then it may take the better part of a season to know the player's true ceiling.

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