There is possibly good news on the injury front for the Green Bay Packers for their Sunday matchup against the Washington Redskins.
Safety Morgan Burnett could start for the first time this year and, by all accounts, he has been sorely missed in the defensive backfield. According to team reports, Burnett practiced Wednesday and Thursday with no apparent problems with his hamstring. Of course, hamstring injuries can nag on all season, if the team brings Burnett back too quickly.
Caution is the watchword of the day with the young safety. The Packers can ill-afford to lose him for more games this season.
Guard Josh Sitton is battling some back issues but has practiced in limited fashion with the team this week. Both players underwent physical exams yesterday and if the prognoses are good, we can expect to see both players on the field Sunday.
Cornerback Casey Hayward continues to be out and is likely to miss the first month of the season and reserve Jarrett Bush has reportedly come up with a hamstring issue. The extent of Bush’s injury is unknown at this time.
Thus, the injury bug continues to bite the Packers … again. While injuries are the order of the day in the NFL, it does seem that the Packers have suffered more than their fair share over the past three years.