The Green Bay Packers are facing an offseason that sees them needing to fill a variety of positional needs. One of these is edge rusher, which became a concern after Rashan Gary went down with a torn ACL last season. While Preston Smith will be back thanks to a contract restructure and Kingsley Enagbare played well when Gary went down, depth at the position is a very apparent need. While the team will still explore their options in free agency and the NFL Draft, general manager Brian Gutekunst recently gave the media a positive update on Gary’s recovery.
Green Bay Packers Edge Rusher Rashan Gary Is Progressing Quicker than Expected
While addressing the media at the NFL Combine, Gutekunst provided the following update on Gary’s injury:
“He’s going to attack this thing like he plays. (Head athletic trainer Bryan Engel) and his guys have been in constant communication with him. He was here a few weeks after the season ended before he left. We expect full recovery and hopefully we’ll ease him back into it like we always do in camp. We’re very optimistic there.”
Through nine games last season, Gary had 6.0 sacks and was on pace to set a career-high in that area. He also had a forced fumble, 32 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 12 quarterback hits.
If Gary is able to come back and be eased into training camp, he could be ready to play Week One. Tight end Robert Tonyan, who is a free agent, had a similar rehab experience and timetable when he came back from a torn ACL in mid-2021 to play all 17 games in 2022.
For More Great Wisconsin Sports Content
Follow me on Twitter at @theotherRobin19 and follow us @WiSportsHeroics for more great content. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!