Packers coach comments on Davante Adams’ health following practice scare
Davante Adams is the Green Bay Packers‘ No. 1 wide receiver, so when he briefly had to leave the field after going down during training camp, the team and its fans were likely extremely concerned.
Luckily for both Adams and the Packers, the 27-year-old returned for the walk-through portion of the practice looking no worse for wear, per John Doran of Fox 11 News.
— John Doran (@JohnDoranTV) August 19, 2020
Moreover, head coach Matt LaFleur noted that the veteran wideout is “just fine” after the incident.
“Fortunately for us, he’s going to be just fine,” LaFleur said, per Packers Wire.
Losing Adams would be a game-changer for the Packers, as he doubled up the next highest receiver on the team in terms of receiving yards. He also led Green Bay by a mile in receptions – despite the fact that he missed four games with a toe injury.
Even though he only played 12 games, Adams amassed 83 receptions and 997 yards in the air along with five touchdowns.
Adams has made the Pro Bowl for three straight seasons, and he has also finished in the top ten in touchdowns in the entire league three times (2016, 2017, 2018). In 2016 and 2017, he was second overall in the league in receiving touchdowns with 12 and 10, respectively.
The 2020 campaign will mark the third year of Adams’ four-year, $58 million extension he signed in the 2017 offseason. For what it’s worth, it has been an excellent deal for the Packers, as Aaron Rodgers has needed a security blanket in what is a fairly thin Green Bay receiving corps.
With that much impact, it was good to see Davante Adams seemingly unaffected by whatever occurred during the practice.