Davante Adams was back at practice for the Packers on Saturday.
Green Bay Packers fans can breathe a sigh of relief after star wide receiver Davante Adams returned to practice on Saturday.
According to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com, Adams had been out of action with a “lower-body injury” which he had been dealing with since Wednesday.
Adams’ quick return to action suggests this was only a minor issue, and it’s likely the Packers were just being extra cautious not to risk making the injury worse.
Green Bay did win all four games they played without Adams last season but they won’t want him to have to miss any time in the regular season. He’s Aaron Rodgers’ top target and is so important to this offense. The Packers need Adams to be healthy this year. So it’s great news to hear that he’s back at practice.
However, Hodkiewicz also noted that star edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, tackle Rick Wagner, and defensive lineman Montravius Adams all remained out of practice. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, cornerback Jaire Alexander was also out but was doing footwork drills.
At this time of year, coaches don’t give away much information regarding injuries and there is no injury report until the first week of the regular season. So it’s hard to know what injuries players are dealing with, and which players are being rested or kept out of practice for precautionary reasons.
Getting reps in the next few weeks will be important for every player, but the number one priority is for the Packers is to enter Week 1 as healthy as possible. The team was able to stay relatively healthy throughout the 2019 season and it made a huge difference. Some of that is luck, of course, but the coaching staff also deserves credit.
Hopefully, the Packers will be back to full strength soon. Adams’ return is good news.