Packers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel has foot surgery

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Packers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel might miss the start of training camp, after needing foot surgery.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the fourth-round pick from Wisconsin had surgery last week to repair a Jones fracture. The same problem cost him two games last year at Wisconsin.

Surgery now will put the start of training camp in jeopardy.

Biegel left the field with a hand injury during last weekend’s rookie minicamp, but said afterward “my whole body is ready to go.”

Apparently it’s not, and might not be when they open camp in late July.

25 responses to “Packers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel has foot surgery

  1. f1restarter says:
    Yup, losing a 4th round rookie for the remainder of OTA’s is the equivalent to losing the leagues leading running back, starting QB and your top 5 OT’s in the first 2 weeks.

  2. Well he is in the right place. Few contacts within that organization, and one within that position group who can supply him with the good stuff to get him over that recovery hump.

  3. They should sign Daryl Washington. Give their rookie time to heal and get into shape while giving them some probowl quality veteran backup to start the season strong.

  4. Nathan, I hope you’re not suggesting that Peterson was the league’s top running back a year ago. He wasn’t. Hasn’t been for years.

    What happened to the “every team has injuries” we’ve gotten so used to hearing from the wrong side of the river?

  5. mnrasslinggovjesse
    I hope you realize I was talking about the fact that AP led the league in rushing in 2015 and got injured for the rest of the year 6 quarters into the 2016 season.

    While every team get’s injuries along the way… some of them are trans-formative. MN lost the most snaps on offense than any other team in the last 15 years and arguable our 4 most important offensive players… How do you think Packers would fare if they lost Rodgers, Bulaga, Bahktiri and their most important position player (Jordy?) before the 3rd quarter of the 2nd game?

    Do you think they would still be the same team after that… or do you think a possible decline would happen due to injuries?

  6. dawoger says:
    May 15, 2017 4:55 PM
    The Pack knew about this injury pre-draft. This is TT we’re talking about, not Speildunce.
    Spielman drafted a better linebacker in the 4th round who wasn’t hurt. Glad to see you feel the need to mention him on every post. He must really be doing his job well.

  7. If I were a packer fan, I would say something like, ” this will allow the packers to win the Super Bowl.”

    Just like The breakup of A&O, the signing of a lineman, and the drafting of 3 late round running backs.

  8. Yes Nathan, I agree some injuries can sink a season. But in 2013, the Packers lost Rodgers for 7 games and lost his backup Seneca Wallace. Randall Cobb missed 11 games. Bulaga missed the season. Finley missed 9 games, Casey Hayward 11, and Matthews 5. But the Packers found a way to win the division. So there’s that anyway.

  9. we won the Super Bowl with 15 players on injured reserve. also Donald Driver and Charles Woodson left the game by halftime. sooo….

  10. GenXJ says:
    May 16, 2017 10:52 AM
    Any word on gb TE colt lyeria’s off season injury?

    Yes. The doctor said it will have no bearing on the ability of the Packers to continue owning the Vikings.

  11. Biegel is a gamer. He probably should’ve waited another 4 weeks before coming back last year after the foot surgery.
    But he played lights out when he did.
    The Packers knew about it and decided to have it fixed correctly. Maybe he misses the early part of camp but by September he will step in and contribute.

  12. Drafted in Round four, you don’t expect a huge contribution. He likely will be a special teamer. Look for second year man Kyler Fackrell to get more playing time, all things being equal.

  13. Good thing Ted passed on Rueben Foster to add that extra 4th round pick that became this bum. 49ers owned the draft. Packers should fire Ted and hire Mike Mayock. Keep ol 3 dozen donut belly McCarthy, fire Dumb Capers and hire Rex.

    Stop wasting Aaron’s career by fielding these tissue paper defenses, Ted

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