Packers Darnell Savage injury update: How long could he miss?

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Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage is dealing with a hamstring injury, but the good news is that it isn’t expected to keep him out for too long.

Savage didn’t practice on Sunday, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

However, there is good news.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Savage’s hamstring injury “is not cause for concern”.

The Packers tend to be cautious with injured players. It’s better to be safe than sorry with hamstring injuries. Rushing Savage back could lead to a more serious injury that takes longer to recover from.

It also makes sense to give him some time to recover due to the time of year. There are no regular season games on the calendar for another month. The most important thing is that Savage is ready to go in Week 1. Missing a bit of time in August is no issue.

Practice reps are all important, but Savage is an experienced player. He is entering year four with the Packers and has made 46 career starts.

There was some more good injury news reported by Rob Demovsky today.

Per Demovsky, free-agent addition Keisean Nixon has been cleared to return to practice. He will compete for a backup cornerback spot, while also providing a ton of value on special teams.

Randy Ramsey is also back at practice. He is competing for one of the backup edge rusher spots this summer. A strong preseason will improve his chances of making the roster.

This time of year, it’s important to stay as healthy as possible. Injuries are inevitable, but the Packers will want to be as close to full strength as possible when they play the Minnesota Vikings in their season opener next month.

It was concerning when it was reported Savage had suffered an injury. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be serious.