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Report: Brandon Bostick Out Until Week 2 or 3 with Fractured Fibula

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Report: Brandon Bostick Out Until Week 2 or 3 with Fractured Fibula

From Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

According to sources, the best-case scenario for the Packers would be to have him on the field for the second or third games. One source, however, said the injury could sideline Bostick into October.

Last season, wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a fractured right fibula Oct. 13 and didn't play again until Dec. 29. Bostick's injury is said to be similar to Cobb's but apparently not as severe.

Bostick's injury is not a surprise. He was originally hurt in last week's preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, exiting the game, not returning and not taking part in practice since that time.

This report, however, is the first to unveil the specific nature of his injury and a more detailed timeline for return than head coach Mike McCarthy's statement that he'd miss "a couple of weeks." His injury is characterized as "a slight fracture of the fibula in his right leg."

Last year Cobb was designated the Packers' one and only player placed on short-term injured reserve allowed by the NFL.

If Bostick, indeed, returns by Week 2 or 3 of the regular season, the Packers probably wouldn't go the same road with the tight end. But should his injury lingers, Bostick could be a candidate.

Players placed on short-term injured reserve cannot practice for the first six weeks of the regular season and can't play until Week 8 at the earliest.

With Bostick likely out for the remainder of the preseason, the rest of the Packers tight ends are likely to see increased playing time starting Friday evening against the Oakland Raiders in the home preseason opener.


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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Couple of weeks = ??? Always the same with MM.

sonomaca's picture

Fractured fibula...sounds like 6 weeks, minimum.

Tundraboy's picture

Time for a new set of rules. Normal IR etc no longer apply to this team!

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