Sherrod and Richardson Still Sidelined and on the PUP List

In his post-practice press conference Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthydiscussed injury progress for two PUP players.

Both Sherrod and Richardson will look to show more progress soon to avoid starting the season on the PUP list. Sherrod has not played since he broke his tibia and fibula in December of 2011. Richardson is recovering from a back issue that has kept him sidelined since December of 2012.

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GreenBaySavant's picture

August 12, 2013 at 08:46 pm

I understand it is a major ordeal coming back from a broken leg. But, I've realized that someone (doctor, trainer....) must've screwed up pretty bad during his rehab. We're not getting the full story.

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Stroh's picture

August 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

That's not true. Mike FLanagan had almost the identical injury to both bones in his lower leg and he wasn't on the roster for about 3 years. Always on PS or IR, and he had to have a 2nd operation as well. I would say the exact same is happening w/ Sherrod. Just have to be patient. I hope he is able to practice in training camp and be on the roster, otherwise (and more likely) start on PUP and practices later this year and be on the roster after mid season.

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Jayme Snowden's picture

August 13, 2013 at 07:49 am

Michael Bush had a similar injury, broke the same two legs, sat out two years, back and healthy.

Tyrone Prothro broke the same two bones, had three surgeries and never played again.

It's a very hard injury to come back from. Sherrod had two surgeries. I don't think it's odd that he isn't back yet, but I think there's a good chance due to the severity of the break that he might never play again.

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Stroh's picture

August 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yeah, its possible he never plays again. More likely he returns and has a good career IMO. I would say the chances of him never playing again are 20% or less.

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Lucky953's picture

August 12, 2013 at 09:51 pm

Oh well, at least I wasn't counting on him to add anything this year. Richardson would be nuts to ever put on pads again. If the doctors are in this much doubt....

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Idiot Fan's picture

August 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I'm always curious as to what it means when somebody fails a physical. Are they just checking basic standards of health, or do they actually put them through the ringer a bit? Could the average person on the street pass these physicals?

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Fi crane's picture

August 13, 2013 at 04:21 am

Not if they don't study

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Fudding's picture

August 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

If you think about it, stashing Sherrod on the PUP for a half season isn't a bad option for roster management. He's not ready to start, but he would be taking up a 53 man spot if not on the PUP, so another backup lineman would have to be asked to go to the practice squad, and could get picked off by another team. This way, they get to stash Sherrod until he is healthy, and if there's an OL injury, they'll be able to activate him without the risk of losing another lineman.

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Stroh's picture

August 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

If he goes on PUP, he basically can't return till after wk 8. And while on PUP, he can't practice. That's what sucks, if he were able to practice he could get valuable reps so when he returns he's ready. Not being able to practice makes putting him on PUP really unfortunate.

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PackerBacker's picture

August 13, 2013 at 01:05 pm

Don't have much of a choice if he's not able to play by the time they cut down though, do they? It would be tough to keep him on the 53 without seeing him practice. At least on the PUP he'd be able to stay on the team.

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Evan's picture

August 13, 2013 at 02:01 pm

And there is, what, a 3 week window where he can practice where teams can decide to either activate him or IR him?

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