Packers wide receiver Davante Adams ruled out for Week 5 vs. Cowboys
Adams missed all of the week’s practices as he’s combatting a turf toe injury sustained during a Week 4 thriller-loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He suffered the injury on a career day, as he reeled in 10 catches for 180 receiving yards through three and a half quarters.
Adams, a two-time Pro Bowler, is the No. 1 option in the Packers offense. He has played through injuries in the past, but the toe injury is a new monster. The ailment severely diminishes his explosiveness, which his game hinges on.
“With a toe injury and the type of player I am, what my game is based on is explosion and things like that,” Adams said after last Thursday night’s game, via Jeffrey Phelps of the State Journal. “So if I can’t get out there and really do my thing how I want and I’m in a lot of pain, I’m sure my teammates understand that.”
In four games in 2019, Adams has 25 receptions for 378 yards and no touchdowns.
With Adams out, Marques Valdez-Scantling will likely become the top receiving option on Sunday. For the season, he has 16 receptions for 217 yards and a touchdown. Geronimo Allison and Allen Lazard should also see an uptick in targets, and perhaps tight end Jimmy Graham.
Jake Kumerow could also be a name to keep an eye on, as his shoulder is feeling 100 percent again.
Both the Packers and Cowboys are 3-1 and are on top of their respective divisions heading into Sunday’s game. The bout will be held in Dallas.