A.J. Hawk had surgery to remove bone spurs in ankle

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Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk is recovering from surgery.

Hawk had bone spurs removed from his ankle after the Packers’ NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. Dr. Robert Anderson performed the surgery.

Although Hawk did not miss any games with the injury and claimed he was healthy, Hawk did see his snap count reduced over the course of the season amid talk that he was playing in pain. Hawk got just 17 defensive snaps in the NFC Championship Game, even though the Packers’ defense was on the field for 71 plays.

Considering his age (31), the injury, the fact that he is scheduled to make $3.5 million this season and coach Mike McCarthy’s statement this week that inside linebacker is a team need in the draft, it’s possible that Hawk could be in danger of getting cut before the regular season starts. He’ll have to be fully healthy by the summer or else his days in Green Bay could be done.

48 responses to “A.J. Hawk had surgery to remove bone spurs in ankle

  1. If he doesn’t recover in time for the regular season he could become a Viking. After all, he’s reached that later stage of his career.

  2. I think fabio could learn something from him! Like how to actually play a full season and not skip the most important defensive drives of the season!

  3. Cut him now. He is a liability on the field. He is the too slow, and that is too much money for the production. I find myself surprised when he actually makes a good play.

  4. keepingitlogical says:
    Thanks for all your hard work AJ, but it is time to move on. Enjoy that SB ring and remember, you have one more than any Viking player, ever……

    Greg Jenmings is a Viking player with a super bowl ring. What you mean to say is he has 1 more super bowl ring then any viking TEAM not player.

  5. AJ will be gone by summer unless he takes a drastic pay cut. My guess is he starts for the vikings or bears come fall.

  6. I love the guy, he is a warrior. Utterly dependable and solid, even if not spectacular. He simply isn’t good enough at this point to overcome his limitations. You can’t hide a weak spot on a football team. The Packers problems covering TE’s are because of the weakness at ILB.

  7. why in the world would we sign this bum while trying to figure out how to restructure chad greenways contract or just flat out release greenway?

    you know, chad greenway the guy who green bay should’ve drafted instead of waste of space aj hawk and who led the team in tackles 7 straight seasons and actually lived up to his draft status and wasn’t a total miss like aj hawk. oh, and good job picking nick perry 2 spots before we drafted harrison smith, on behalf of the vikings we all say thank you!

  8. Can there EVER be an article about the Pack or Vikes without the other team trolls chiming in? Trash talk is one thing but fans of both teams have proven to be obsessed with each other and it’s downright creepy.

  9. A.J. Hawk, your career with the Packers has finally come to an end. Thank you for all the tackles and plays you were involved in, you were a stable of the green bay defense for a decade and we thank you for that. Go Pack Go.

  10. If attitude and devotion to your craft were the determining factors, he’d be a Packer for life. Unfortunately, it’s a business. Hawk was never the game-changer we all hoped he’d be, but he was an excellent defensive quarterback and never got hurt.

    Good luck to you in the future Mr. Hawk.

  11. The handwriting is on the wall, he is as good as gone.

    Fortunately for Hawk, he played for the Packers which means two things, one, has a Superbowl ring, and two, when he is past his prime and can’t play anymore, he will always have a spot waiting for him in Minnesota.

  12. They should kep him so they can get a full 60 minutes out of that spot – Matthews for the first 55, then bring in AJ for the last 5. Problems solved.

  13. Fortunately for Hawk, he played for the Packers which means two things, one, has a Superbowl ring, and two, when he is past his prime and can’t play anymore, he will always have a spot waiting for him in Minnesota…..

    5th tier and street free agents belong to the Packers

  14. He can finish his career on the bench next to the other first round linebacker bust Nick Perry…

    And Datone Jones…But have faith..The Packers for the 8th year in a row will attempt to draft a productive linebacker in 2015

  15. Give him credit that other LB would have missed at least 6-7 games. Think he is#52 not sure he is not on the field much.

  16. It’s funny how all the haters sit here and talk there hater talk. Everyone except the Patriots lost this season and nobody had a bigger choke job than Seattle. The Packers aren’t about to go anywhere either, heard all off season from Vikings fans how the Packers were finally done and on the decline and they make it to the NFC Championship game. You think this year Minnesota or any of our rivals can do enough to catch us? You all sound like little dogs barking at a big one from across the fence. Every time you come face to face though, you never measure up.

  17. AJ likes it here. I’ll bet anyone he takes a paycut to stay. His role will be diminished to running downs which they already implemented towards the later part of last season. He’s a great guy even though he’s not the same athlete as his early years. I’ll say he plays the 2015 season and retires.

  18. AJ Hawks still in the NFL? Last I saw him he was getting blown away by every lineman in the league and over pursuing plays left and right and looking like that kid from the movie MASK!

  19. rosstuckershair says:

    But have faith..The Packers for the 8th year in a row will attempt to draft a productive linebacker in 2015

    And will also attempt to finish atop the division for the 5th year in a row, ahead of the Bears, Lions, and Cubs.

  20. It’s funny how all the haters sit here and talk there hater talk. Everyone except the Patriots lost this season and nobody had a bigger choke job than Seattle. The Packers aren’t about to go anywhere either, heard all off season from Vikings fans how the Packers were finally done and on the decline and they make it to the NFC Championship game. You think this year Minnesota or any of our rivals can do enough to catch us? You all sound like little dogs barking at a big one from across the fence. Every time you come face to face though, you never measure up………

    Measure up…4th and 1 twice at the one yard line. Yep…that didn’t measure up now did it?

    You didn’t get the memo? The Packers have already won next years Super Bowl according to your bretheren

  21. Never was what we thought coming out. Solid player but age has caught up with him.

    He’ll go to the old football players rest home in Minnesota. That means the Vikings will have two Super Bowl rings to display albeit from ex Packers.

  22. packerbackernj says:
    Feb 20, 2015 12:57 PM

    keepingitlogical says:
    Thanks for all your hard work AJ, but it is time to move on. Enjoy that SB ring and remember, you have one more than any Viking player, ever……

    Greg Jenmings is a Viking player with a super bowl ring. What you mean to say is he has 1 more super bowl ring then any viking TEAM not player.
    ______________________________

    No…”teams” don’t get rings, the players do.

    What he and you both meant is he has one more ring than any player of the Vikings ever to go to a super bowl as a Viking. You know, the teams that have lost 4, yes 4, super bowls.

    If it weren’t for the Bills, they’d give a Super Bowl losing trophy too every year and name it the (Bud) Grant Trophy.

    Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

    S
    K
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  23. schmitty2 says:
    Feb 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Can there EVER be an article about the Pack or Vikes without the other team trolls chiming in? Trash talk is one thing but fans of both teams have proven to be obsessed with each other and it’s downright creepy.

    They started it!!!
    But seriously folks…how are the surgeries coming along for every other Packer. You know…they were all getting their hands surgically removed from around their necks? We all heard about it!?!

  24. And will also attempt to finish atop the division for the 5th year in a row, ahead of the Bears, Lions, and Cubs..

    Settling for moral victories after getting cained in the playoffs the last 4 years?

  25. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride….

    Did the bride help you pick out the green and gold bridesmaid dress the last 4 years?

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