A Green Bay Packers staff member wins an award
The 2022 Green Bay Packers season will be remembered for a few things. One, it will be Aaron Rodgers’ last season as the full-time starting quarterback with the Packers. Second, the Packers underperformed to their preseason expectations. And a lot of that had to do with the many injuries that surfaced during the regular season. One Packers staff member received an award for their tireless work to get injured players healthy.
According to Tom Silverstein with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter, Green Bay Packers’ staff member Nate Weir, who serves as the associate athletic trainer/director of rehab and return to play, won the 2023 NFC Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The Award is given out annually by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society.
#Packers associate athletic trainer/director of rehab and return to play Nate Weir was the 2023 NFC recipient of the Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), team announced today.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) March 22, 2023
According to PFATS, the award is given out each season in honor of former Davey, who was a New York Jets trainer. It’s given to trainers for their dedication during the season:
“The Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year award is presented annually at the PFATS meeting at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The recipient is nominated by the membership and selected by a committee that includes past recipients. This award is emblematic of the commitment, dedication and high level of integrity that Tim Davey brought to the profession of athletic training and is representative of his level of service which he dedicated to his surrounding community.”
Weir had their hands full with the Packers this season. Almost every key player of the Packers’ offense was injured during the season, including Rodgers, who played with a broken thumb. The Packers will hope Weir will have a lighter load for the 2023 season. But if players are injured, they’re in good hands with one of the hardest-working trainers in the NFL.