The Green Bay Packers came up short against the Oakland Raiders in their penultimate preseason game. However, their biggest concern was the rash of injuries they suffered in the first half.
Among the most notable was that of wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown after he took a devastating shot on a slant route that resulted in an apparent leg injury. According to Jim Owczarski of the Journal Sentinel, St. Brown was forced to exit the game with the help of his trainers:
St. Brown is sitting up now at the 15-yard line. He is actually favoring his left leg and is hopping off with trainers.
St. Brown was later seen walking on crutches with a boot on his left ankle.
There is no question that the injury looked to be quite severe. It remains to be seen whether or not St. Brown will be out for an extended period of time due to the injury.
The timing of their recent injuries is hardly ideal for the Packers. Although they were hoping to take advantage of the preseason to work on their new system, it has cost them key players on both sides of the ball. they will now enter the 2019 NFL season with a number of question marks.
St. Brown earned some praise from quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the consistency he has displayed throughout training camp and the preseason. Unfortunately, this injury could hinder his case for etching out an integral role in one of the deepest receiving corps in the league.