Cornerback Davon House has been the subject of a lot of positive attention at Packers camp this summer, but it seems he’ll have to wait a bit before he can generate any more.
House is expected to miss the next two to three weeks after suffering a left shoulder subluxation in the team’s preseason opener against the Chargers. House has been getting long looks as a cornerback across from Tramon Williams in camp and did a good job in that role against the Chargers, but he wound up getting hurt while covering a punt in the third quarter of Thursday’s game.
Coach Mike McCarthy said that House will rehab for the next few weeks before being reevaluated to see what the next step will be for the second-year corner.
“He’s very eager to get after the rehab,” McCarthy said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “(After) that time, the option of playing with a harness and potential surgery is really what we’re looking at. There’s a lot of history with this particular injury that we’ve had here, but every one of them is a different scenario. Two or three weeks and how he responds to the rehab will be a big part of the decision.”
The news is certainly better than if House had to have surgery right away, but the memory of Williams’ diminished play while dealing with a shoulder injury last season should still loom in the minds of the Packers. Casey Hayward, Sam Shields and Jarrett Bush will work on grabbing the spot opposite Williams for themselves while House is sidelined.