Packers WR Davante Adams is uncertain whether he’ll play in Week 11.
Adams briefly exited last week’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to an ankle injury. He did return and scored an impressive game-winning touchdown, but he looked to be slightly limited by the injury.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, when asked about whether he’ll play on Sunday, Adams said “that’s the idea”, but wouldn’t guarantee he’ll be out there. Clearly, this will be something to watch closely throughout the week.
Just because Adams returned to the game last week, it doesn’t mean he’ll be able to play this week. We often see players return to games and tough it out but then go onto miss time in the following weeks.
It’s encouraging that Adams was listed as a limited participant at practice on Wednesday’s injury report. It would be more concerning had he not been able to participate at all.
Possibility Packers will have top three receivers active
The possibility of having a full-strength wide receiver corps would be huge up against the Colts’ defense, which currently ranks No. 1 in the NFL and is No. 2 against the pass. Having Adams out there would make such a big impact even when the ball isn’t coming his way. The attention he draws frees up one-on-one opportunities for the other receivers.
With Lazard potentially returning, this would be great news for the Packers.
The Packers won’t take any unnecessary risks with Adams’ injury, as we saw earlier in the season when he was dealing with a hamstring injury. The team was cautious and didn’t want to risk making the injury worse by bringing him back too soon.
Even after missing two-and-a-half games, Adams still has 741 yards and nine touchdowns in only seven games, putting him on pace for a career-best 1,482 yards and 18 touchdowns even factoring in the fact he won’t play all 16 games.
That alone shows how important he is to this offense. His injury status will be something to watch in Week 11.