Packers: A good sign Davante Adams’ hamstring injury isn’t serious

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Packers WR Davante Adams’ injury doesn’t sound serious.

When Davante Adams was stood on the sideline with the Green Bay Packers up big against the Detroit Lions, the first thought was, “smart decision to rest Adams with the game finished”. Especially after he had briefly exited the game with an injury earlier on.

That quickly turned to concern after it was announced Adams was questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

On a day when a number of star players across the league suffered injuries, fears were that Adams would also have to miss time.

But that may not be the case.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said he held Adams out of the game as a precaution and the fact they had a big lead. He was considering letting Adams continue.

That’s a good sign.

If Adams had suffered a serious hamstring injury, there’s no way he would’ve been stood on the sideline trying to get back in the game. He would’ve struggled to walk.

Had it been possible Adams had suffered a mild hamstring injury that could keep him out a few weeks, it’s unlikely the medical staff would even consider clearing him to return. The fact it came down to a decision between the head coach and wide receiver suggests it was a minor injury that he could’ve played through had the game been closer.

That said, it’s a relief that LaFleur held him out. Even a minor hamstring issue isn’t worth risking re-injury. Now with a full week to rest and prepare for the New Orleans Saints, hopefully Adams won’t have to miss any time and will be back to 100 percent by then.

We’ll find out more about Adams’ status as the week goes on, but the fact he could’ve possibly returned to Sunday’s game is a good sign.