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Packers’ Derek Sherrod unlikely to play this season

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Derek Sherrod, the Packers’ 2011 first-round draft pick, is unlikely to play at all this season as he continues to recover from the broken leg he suffered last season.

The Packers selected Sherrod, an offensive tackle from Mississippi State, with the 32nd pick in last year’s draft, but he didn’t see much action as a rookie and suffered a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg in December, which required emergency surgery. That leg injury has persisted into this year and resulted in Sherrod being placed on the physically unable to perform list, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers are likely to put Sherrod on injured reserve and shut him down for the season.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team is being cautious with Sherrod because of the severity of the injury he suffered.

“He’s not ready,” McCarthy said. “That’s really all I can tell you. I know he’s frustrated, but we all saw the injury. It was a serious injury, definitely something that we’re not going to rush him back.”

And so the Packers’ first-round pick from 2011 will give them a grand total of five games and zero starts in his first two seasons.

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  1. thehatefulnerd says: Oct 27, 2012 7:22 PM

    Please look into this. I am a die hard Packers fan, since 1980, but I am sick to death of the games the team plays with its injury reports.

    Whats the scoop on Shields? He was “kicked in the shin,” and now he’s out for two weeks in a row? Then I hear in the Press Gazette he’s out with an ankle?

    Then you had Mike Neal last year. Fell in a non-contact drill. We were assured it was nothing, for weeks. 1 surgery and a year later, he’s back almost to what he was before.

    As for Sherrod, I hope he gets back to where he was. I remember Mike Flanagan had a nasty broken leg too. He came back from it and played for quite a few years, but it took him an extra year to come back.

  2. packhawk04 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:27 PM

    Agreed from a fellow packer fan.

  3. taskforcefreddy says: Oct 27, 2012 8:57 PM

    ^^ It’s because you don’t understand the gamesmanship that goes on with injuries, players, and how teams manage the practice squad. You may have noticed the Packers’ recent adjustments on the PS last week. Note that this took place in preparation for releasing Sherrods progress because PS players are free agents and if a team announces a much needed lineman is out and doesn’t have replacements on their PS, other teams can and will sign players before the owning team can properly adjust. This happens week in, and week out and is why teams are reluctant to release accurate status reports.

  4. chi01town says: Oct 27, 2012 10:16 PM

    the Packers are a M.A.S.H unit right now an if they dont get some players back soon these weaker teams will beat them. the Jags are coming ha ha ha hold the cheese

  5. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 27, 2012 11:13 PM

    chi01town says:
    Oct 27, 2012 10:16 PM
    the Packers are a M.A.S.H unit right now an if they dont get some players back soon these weaker teams will beat them. the Jags are coming ha ha ha hold the cheese

    —–

    Still, though, even with everyone injured, as long as Rodgers takes the field, the Packers have more talent than anything Chicago could put up.

    Scoreboard.

    The End.

  6. talonh says: Oct 28, 2012 2:26 AM

    Sorry Chitown. Even injuries won’t help your weaker Bears beat the Packers.

  7. ultra8201 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:43 AM

    @Chi01town you should shut up until your Bears can finally beat us. I believe Cutler was running for his life when we crushed y’all. All those picks….

  8. fuseekthepackers28 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:02 AM

    The scoop is Sherrod, Woodson, Jennings, and the rest of the injury prone Packers are out and the Pack won’t make the playoffs. Enjoy this win over Jax. Packers 3rd in division, behind Minney and Chi. Skol!!

  9. stellarperformance says: Oct 28, 2012 6:37 AM

    chi01town says: Oct 27, 2012 10:16 PM
    the Packers are a M.A.S.H unit right now an if they dont get some players back soon these weaker teams will beat them. the Jags are coming ha ha ha hold the cheese
    =================================

    The Packers have more depth at the critical positions than the Bears and the Vikings combined (Detroit…who cares.) The only teams concerned with a running game are the teams that have a runner only and nothing else. At least that’s what I hear from all three of those teams. The Packers already handed the Bears their crying towels once, and they’ll do it again. The Bears should frame their team picture in the most natural and normal environment possible….like the shape of a rear-view mirror. Because that is where they always are…behind Green Bay.

  10. whatjusthapped says: Oct 28, 2012 10:09 AM

    @fuseekthepackers28

    3rd in division, behind Minney and Chi. Skol!!

    I assume you are talking about the same Vikings that had a two game lead 3 weeks ago. The Tampa Bay game tells us a lot, namely that there are no sure wins in the NFL and the Vikings are who we thought they were, about a 6-10 team that will challenge the Lions for the basement of the NFC North and my money is on the Vikings to prevail for that dubious prize.

    Again.

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