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Evan Dietrich-Smith sprains ankle in practice


Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith made a quick recovery from a knee injury he picked up against the Lions on Thanksgiving and was on the practice field with his teammates on Wednesday.

For a little while, anyway. Dietrich-Smith stepped on someone else’s foot during the session and wound up with a sprained right ankle while doing team drills. It was a frustrating turn of events for a player who was planning on playing through the knee injury against the Falcons this week.

“Good times, right? Just keep piling them on,” Dietrich-Smith said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The most frustrating part is just doing anything. You’re getting back to where you’re feeling close to 100 (percent). It’s one thing after the other. But you can’t let it get you down. Football is football, you’re going to get hurt.”

Dietrich-Smith isn’t sure about his chances of playing with this new injury thrown into the mix. It’s also not clear how the Packers will shuffle the line to replace Dietrich-Smith if the need to replace him. Right guard T.J. Lang will likely move to center, but Marshall Newhouse struggled in his place last week so they may look elsewhere this time around.

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9 Responses to “Evan Dietrich-Smith sprains ankle in practice”
  1. tutamus says: Dec 5, 2013 9:07 AM


  2. purpleguy says: Dec 5, 2013 10:05 AM

    Sheesh, maybe Rodgers really should sit this next game out.

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 5, 2013 11:26 AM

    Softest team in the NFL.

  4. gtodriver says: Dec 5, 2013 1:05 PM

    Injury prone?

  5. contra74isloosbuthole says: Dec 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    cut Newhouse already

  6. obsessedvikingfan says: Dec 5, 2013 1:56 PM

    Packer fans don’t understand anything let alone football.

  7. stellarperformance says: Dec 5, 2013 2:15 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:
    Dec 5, 2013 1:56 PM
    Packer fans don’t understand anything let alone football.

    Aside from Packer fans being voted the most intelligent football fans in a poll of active NFL players, I know this too:

    This is the worst performing Packer team in 25 years….and it is still better than the Vikings.

    Notice: I said worst performing, not poorest record. Pay attention.

  8. deltaoracle says: Dec 5, 2013 3:34 PM

    The only reason Newhouse should be on the field is to dispense towels and water during timeouts.

  9. revelation123 says: Dec 6, 2013 5:53 AM

    “Packer fans don’t understand anything let alone football.”

    Actually according to a poll of NFL players, Packers fans are the most knowledgeable of all fan bases.

    Here was the question and the results:


    Green Bay 26%

    Pittsburgh 14%

    New York 9%

    Philadelphia 8%

    Dallas 7%”

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