The prognosis for Packers cornerback Casey Hayward’s injured hamstring is not good.
Hayward does not expect to play at all for at least the first month of the season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Hayward initially hurt his hamstring working out in Atlanta before training camp. He started to feel better and played in the August 23 preseason game, but he strained the same hamstring injury in that game. Now the Packers are apparently going to be extra cautious and not let him return to action until they’re sure he’s 100 percent. Which could be a while.
A 2012 second-round draft pick, Hayward led the Packers with six interceptions last season. His absence is going to hurt.