Packers WR Davante Adams speaks out on status of toe injury ahead of Week 6 game vs. Lions
The Green Bay Packers found a way to make a statement against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 despite the absence of wide receiver Davante Adams. It appears they may have to do it again versus the Detroit Lions on primetime.
Adams has been nursing a turf toe injury that kept him sidelined last week. According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, his recovery has not gone as planned thus far:
Davante Adams just spoke for the first time since picking up a turf toe in Week 4. He said he’s not sure if he’s playing Monday night, but said his toe isn’t how he wants it to feel. He certainly didn’t sound like someone optimistic he’ll play.
It is safe to say that this is certainly not the most encouraging update from Adams. His comments indicate that the injury has the potential to linger around longer than it was initially expected to. As a result, Green Bay could very well be forced to take a cautious approach with his recovery.
Although Adams’ absence deals a crushing blow to the Packers’ receiving corps, it may be something that they must find a way to overcome for the time being. Despite all the changes they made this offseason, expectations are still as high as ever and the last thing they need is for their Pro Bowl wideout to further aggravate the injury and potentially risk his status for a playoff run.
Green Bay was able to rely on the efforts of running back Aaron Jones to carry their offense last week.
They may have to do so once again versus Detroit if they hope to maintain the top spot in the NFC North.