The Green Bay Packers‘ man focus right now is preparing to take on the New Orleans Saints in their Week Three home opener. Of course, this is a big game as it is the first game that Jordan Love will start at Lambeau Field. Additionally, Green Bay is looking to bounce back after a frustrating defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons in Week Two.
That being said, the Packers do not have a big turnaround until they need to get ready for their Week Four matchup with the Detroit Lions. The two division rivals square off on Thursday Night Football that week. While fans and content creators may be looking further ahead than Green Bay, it is noteworthy that Lions star wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown may be unable to play this Sunday or next Thursday.
#Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown is dealing with a toe injury and will not practice today, per HC Dan Campbell. Team considers him to be day-to-day.
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The Lions have already put safety CJ Gardner-Johnson and linebacker James Houston on IR this week.
Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell Is Cognizant of the Green Bay Packers Game Coming Up Fast
In a recent press conference, Lions head coach Dan Campbell had this to say about the various injuries his team is dealing with:
“There are a couple guys who, it could be, if it’s close enough, do you try to play them this week knowing that maybe if you do, then they’re probably out for Green Bay anyway. So, there’s a couple of those guys, I’m not gonna say who they are. That may have a little bit, but I think more than anything, it’s about this one right in front of us and who we’ll have available or who we think can be available.”
While Campbell would not identify the players he was referencing, it is notable that St. Brown did not practice on Wednesday.
In four games against Green Bay, St. Brown has 21 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown.
A Toe Injury Kept Davante Adams Out for 4 Weeks for the Green Bay Packers in 2019
Packers fans may recall that a turf toe injury kept former Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams sidelined for four weeks back in 2019. The Packers went 4-0 during that stretch thanks to the dynamic play of running back Aaron Jones.
Former Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Played with a Fractured Toe in 2021
Aaron Rodgers famously played for much of the 2021 with a fractured toe. Due to his testing positive for COVID the week prior to the toe injury, many falsely assumed he had what is known as “COVID toe.” When asked about it, Rodgers showed the entire media room his foot to prove that he did not have the sores and lesions that are associated with “COVID toe.”
Rodgers said of the rumor:
“That’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe. So, I expect a full apology from Molly Knight and whoever her editor was. I dd get a kick out of reading that article. That was very, very interesting, but I had never heard of COVID toe before.
“Pat made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than turf toe and it must be a bone issue. I can’t believe I have to again come on here and talk about my medical information It’s surprising coming from what used to be a reputable journalistic institution, but that’s the world we live in these days.”
It should be noted that the Lions have not made the nature of St. Brown’s toe injury available. It could be something that keeps him out of practice, but not out of games. Or it could be something more serious.
St. Brown is listed as day-to-day, but as the cases of Adams and Rodgers show, toe injuries can be tricky.