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.