Packers defensive tackle Montravius Adams looks to have avoided a serious injury.
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Montravius Adams suffered a toe injury during Tuesday’s practice, but fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be serious.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported earlier in the day that Adams had been carted off the field with a lower leg injury, which is always concerning.
However, there’s good news. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Adams suffered a sprained toe and the injury “doesn’t sound serious”.
The Packers still hope Adams, a third-round pick back in 2017, can become a key contributor on defense after a disappointing 2019 season. The Packers are counting on the development of their young defensive linemen, including Adams, for the run defense to improve this season.
The Packers did have a couple of key players drop out of practice due to injury on Tuesday.
Center Corey Linsley didn’t practice at all, but head coach Matt LaFleur said this was just “precautionary”. Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and left tackle David Bakhtiari both left practice due to injury. According to Rob Demovsky, there’s “no reason to think” that Smith’s injury was serious. So far, there’s been no update on Bakhtiari’s injury.
Players leaving the practice field with minor injuries isn’t uncommon this time of year. The Packers don’t want to take any risks with injuries. If a player gets hurt, it’s best to be cautious and take them off the field rather than risk making it worse. Hopefully, that’s just the case with the players who suffered injuries on Tuesday.
Tuesday was the first practice with full pads on, so it’s inevitable there will be injuries. Every team needs a little bit of luck while trying to find the balance of getting prepared for regular-season action without there being too many injury risks.
The season opener against the Minnesota Vikings is under four weeks away.