Neal Had Scan After All

Mike McCarthy told reporters that, contrary to what he said yesterday, defensive end Mike Neal did indeed have an MRI on his injured knee.

Yesterday, Mike McCarthy informed the media that Mike Neal's knee injury would not require him to have a MRI scan.

Today, he told reporters that Neal did in fact have the scan, though he was still considered day to day and would not be ruled out for tomorrows game against the Cardinals. The Packers are still calling it a "knee sprain" which typically keeps guys out of action for a few weeks.

McCarthy would not discuss the results of the scan.

Meanwhile, Clay Matthews' annual hamstring issue has cropped up again. Matthews was held out of practice today after his hamstring tightened up overnight, according to McCarthy.

It's a good bet Matthews will not play in tomorrows game, though McCarthy did not rule him out.

The team did rule out DL Lawrence Guy, S Anthony Levine, OL Adrian Battles, OL Chris Campbell and DB Brandon Underwood.

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davyjones's picture

August 18, 2011 at 06:02 pm

It smells...very, very fishy.

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sammer's picture

August 18, 2011 at 07:16 pm

Fishy? McCarthy was told the scan wasn't necessary, and subsequently the medical staff changed their minds. What in the world would McCarthy or anyone else have to gain by hiding the truth for a day?

If there was a game coming up, maybe he'd try to mislead folks... but on August 17th? I don't get it.

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Ruppert's picture

August 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

It's obvious. McCarthy realizes how far the Packers are behind the Saints because the players didn't organize their own workouts and he wants to deflect the attention.

JOKE

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Nerd's phone's picture

August 18, 2011 at 06:13 pm

Let's see how we'll fare without him. Maybe Justin Harrell will re-sign at the veteran minimum!

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FITZCORE1252's picture

August 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm

You shut your damn mouth.

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Mr. Bacon's picture

August 18, 2011 at 08:42 pm

Everything is okay. This is not a news story.

If Aaron Rodgers throws 2 picks tomorrow, analyst will bring up if Aaron is regressing and maybe he should change his throwing motion or his progression. Or maybe he should switch back to a BLT sandwich with Whole Wheat instead of Rye bread.

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PackerAaron's picture

August 18, 2011 at 08:49 pm

"This is not a news story."

That is correct. It is a blog post.

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Mr. Bacon's picture

August 18, 2011 at 08:54 pm

Quite indeed. However if you were thinking I was refering to yourself by putting this up, you have me wrong.

I am referring to the pre-season fodder when the Depth Chart is not even finalized yet.

Josh Gordy looked so good, but who knows, Thompson and McCarthy may cut him and keep Highway 22.

Anywho, cheers ;)

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FITZCORE1252's picture

August 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

What about Tyrell Sutton, is he healthy? Fellas, I'm tellin' ya, he looks money. Ted better not let him go, cause he's gonna regret the day he does...

Sorry, for some reason this piece made me think back to how seriously people take things this time of year, and I think Tyrell Sutton should be reason for everyone to take any news with a grain of salt.

Clay's janky hammy will be fine when it matters, Neal... well, we'll have to see if Neal can stay on the field. If not, he's not irreplaceable, nobody is, not even Burt.

GBP 4 LIFE

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Bearmeat's picture

August 19, 2011 at 07:23 am

Coming out of the draft, I was worried about DE depth, and, well, I still am.

Call me a pessimist, but if Neal doesn't stay healthy (and his history there is NOT good), then we are going to have serious problems rushing the passer and stopping the run.

Should have resigned Big Sexy.

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PackerAaron's picture

August 19, 2011 at 08:50 am

"we are going to have serious problems rushing the passer and stopping the run."

You mean like they did last year when Jenkins was out for a month and Neal was on IR and they still won football games? Holy overreaction Batman.

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