Rashan Gary and Equanimeous St. Brown both left the Green Bay Packers’ third preseason game with injuries.
Gary suffered an injury in the second quarter against the Raiders. According to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com, he was carted to the locker room.
This is concerning news for the Packers. Hopefully, the injury isn’t serious and he was carted off as a precaution. We’ll have to wait for an update from head coach Matt LaFleur following the game.
Gary had briefly left the game earlier in the first half due to an injury but soon returned.
But unfortunately for the Packers, Gary wasn’t the only player to leave the game due to injury. Second-year wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was hit hard following a catch and had to be helped off the field.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted that St. Brown was holding his hamstring or knee. Time will tell whether it’s a significant injury or not, but based only on St. Brown’s reaction, it didn’t look good.
Injuries to key players will once again lead to questions about the preseason. The Packers already lost Oren Burks in the preseason opener, and it remains to be seen how long he’ll be out of action for.
It didn’t even look like Thursday’s game would go ahead initially. Due to concerns about the field in one of the end zones, the field was shortened to just 80 yards for the game. The Packers had enough concerns that they rested just about every starter for the game, even though they were expected to play.
Let’s hope the injuries to Gary and St. Brown aren’t serious and they don’t miss much time.