Packers CB Kevin King avoided a major hamstring injury
Green Bay Packers third-year cornerback Kevin King is believed to have avoided a “major” hamstring injury in practice on Monday.
King, 24, reportedly missed training camp the last two days while nursing his hamstring, but Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst doesn’t think it’s a big deal.
Via Zach Kruse in USA Today’s PackersWire:
“It sounds like he’s going to be OK and it shouldn’t be a long-term thing,” Gutekunst said before Monday’s joint practice with the Houston Texans. “We’ll kind of wait and see. Those things you usually know a little bit more in a few days here. When guys have continuous things it’s always bothersome. He was having a great camp, so far, but hopefully he’ll be back pretty quickly.”
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive back was selected by Green Bay in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington. After four years competing for the Huskies, King declared for the draft to start his professional career. He’s appeared in only 15 games across his first two NFL seasons, however.
King’s two-plus years in the NFL have been marred with multiple injuries. In his rookie season, he missed games due to a concussion, shoulder injury, and a groin injury. He also suffered from a different hamstring injury in his sophomore season before contracting another bout with his uncooperative hamstring during the Packers’ training camp.
“We should know something more in the next day,” first-year head coach Matt LaFleur said on Monday, per USA Today.