Defensive end Jarius Wynn’s doing everything he can to secure a spot in Green Bay’s defensive line rotation.
It might help if he could close his left eye.
Wynn was recently diagnosed with what he called a Bell’s Palsy, according to Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com.
“It was kind of scary at first,” Wynn said. “I’m just glad it didn’t get bad.”
Bell’s Palsy is a type of paralysis on the muscles of the face, and Wynn realized he had the problems when out to dinner with teammates.
“I went to the bathroom and I tried to close it and it wouldn’t close,” Wynn said. “So it kind of freaked me out. So I came here (to Lambeau Field) to the training room, and they thought I was playing with them.
“I was like, ‘No, my eye really won’t close.’ They started naming symptoms and they knew what it was. So they sent me to a specialist, and he told me it’s a real mild case.”
Wynn’s wearing a dark visor in his helmet now, but isn’t otherwise limited in practice, as he tries to hang onto a job. He started four games last year, but the Packers have made additions there.