It’s not looking likely Davante Adams will play in Week 3.
The Packers are generally cautious when it comes to determining which players are ready to return from injury. We’ll find out Adams’ official game status later today, but don’t be surprised if he’s ruled out or listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Adams didn’t practice on Friday. The Packers will want to give Adams as much time as possible to recover from the hamstring injury he picked up in last week’s win against the Detroit Lions, but the fact he hasn’t even practiced on a limited basis is perhaps the biggest indication he won’t play.
UPDATE: Since this article was published, head coach Matt LaFleur has said that Adams is indeed “probably doubtful” to play.
It seems unlikely Adams will be able to go from no practice on Friday to playing on Sunday.
Given the nature of hamstring injuries, which can be made worse if a player is rushed back too soon, the right decision might be for the Packers to rest Adams this week. And depending on the severity of the injury, maybe even next week too, as the team hits its bye week after next Monday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Doing so would give Adams four weeks in between games.
But let’s not look too far ahead just yet. Adams’ injury is believed to be minor, and the fact he hasn’t practiced could just be a sign the Packers are simply being cautious.
All eyes will be on the final injury report of the week, which the team will release later today. But based on the fact Adams hasn’t been able to practice this week, it sure looks like the Packers will need to prepare to play without their star wide receiver on Sunday.