Packers awaiting MRI results for Equanimeous St. Brown, per report

Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are awaiting MRI results to find out the significance of the injuries to wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and linebacker Curtis Bolton.

The Packers may have rested most of their starters in their third preseason game on Thursday night, but there are a couple of injury concerns.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers are awaiting MRI results for Equanimeous St. Brown and Curtis Bolton.

St. Brown had to be helped off the field during the first quarter after taking a big hit. He has an ankle injury. It didn’t look good initially.

Bolton injured his right knee. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, he was on crutches following the game and also had a brace on his right knee. The Packers will be hoping this isn’t a serious injury as Bolton looked set to start at linebacker with Oren Burks also sidelined due to injury.

It leaves the Packers thin at inside linebacker. If Bolton is out of action for a while, don’t be surprised if general manager Brian Gutekunst looks to bring in talent at the position.

If St. Brown has to go on injured reserve, it could mean one of Darrius Shepherd, Trevor Davis or Allen Lazard makes the roster. The Packers have more depth at receiver than they do linebacker, but St. Brown could play an important role in Matt LaFleur’s offense when fully healthy. So they won’t want to lose him for long, especially as the injury occurred in a preseason game.

Questions will certainly be asked about whether the game should’ve been played. There were concerns with the field before the game, and the fact Green Bay kept its starters out of the game perhaps says it all.

It’s difficult to say whether these injuries were caused by the field or not. But right now, we just hope the injuries to St. Brown and Bolton aren’t significant.