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A.J. Hawk’s wrist feels good enough to play golf

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A.J. Hawk has maintained for a while that his surgically repaired right wrist would heal in enough time for him to be ready for the start of training camp, assuming there is a training camp.

It certainly sounds like all systems are go on that front.

Hawk will play in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in the middle of July and he will also take part in the long driving contest at the event. He told reporters during a conference call that he tested out the wrist on the driving range recently and that it held up well.

“I got the last piece of hardware taken out of my wrist a few weeks ago,” Hawk said.

The Packers signed Hawk to a five-year, $33.7 million contract in March, shortly after he underwent the operation on his wrist to repair ligament damage. Hawk started 15 regular season games and all four playoff games for the Packers last season and is expected to be a starter at inside linebacker again this season for Dom Capers.

Hawk probably isn’t a good bet to win the golf tournament as he told the media that he hasn’t played a round since last year’s tournament, but he did win the long driving contest two years ago. He finished fourth last season behind Alfonso Ribeiro, better known as Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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9 Responses to “A.J. Hawk’s wrist feels good enough to play golf”
  1. thephantomstranger says: Jun 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    I’m glad his wrist is better. Unfortunately, his face hasn’t healed yet.

  2. animals1977 says: Jun 24, 2011 12:29 PM

    Eh, I dunno. Just waiting to see what the first envious Viking fan comment will be.

  3. hobartbaker says: Jun 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    That’s the thing about golf. He could have had it amputated but it would still feel good enough to play a few rounds.

  4. kotcha23 says: Jun 24, 2011 12:51 PM

    That is some damn fine reporting with the Alfoso Ribeiro tidbit…well done.

  5. Wisconsin77 says: Jun 24, 2011 1:23 PM

    I like golf and I like AJ Hawk, so this story appeals to me on two levels.

  6. bigdan7885 says: Jun 24, 2011 1:30 PM

    Maybe he’ll go lefty.

  7. claymath52 says: Jun 24, 2011 1:53 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Jun 24, 2011 12:24 PM
    I’m glad his wrist is better. Unfortunately, his face hasn’t healed yet.

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    Shocking, a Vikes fan judging a dude’s appearance. Let me guess, Shiancoe is your favorite Viking…?

  8. schemefactory says: Jun 24, 2011 2:06 PM

    4th place? lost to carlton? still better at golf than any vikings player is at football.

  9. packattack1967 says: Jun 24, 2011 5:47 PM

    Good, its well enough for whackin…oh never mind, i saw the pictures.

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