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Matt LaFleur sheds some light on Davante Adams’ injury

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The Green Bay Packers had another dominant showing against the Detroit Lions in their Week 2. They blew out their division rivals in a lopsided 42-21 victory. Despite the home opener win, the Wisconsin-based squad suffered a blow as wide receiver Davante Adams was sidelined during the game due to a hamstring injury.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur downplayed the severity of Adams’ injury but he will also not rush the veteran wideout to make his return to the field. But it’s a good sign that he wasn’t completely ruled out.

“I know he wanted to go back in the game,” he said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I just told him, ‘Hey, let’s see how these next few series go, and see if we need you’ Obviously, he’s a huge part of what we do offensively and a key member of this football team. If we don’t need him, we didn’t want to put him back in a position to do further harm to his own body.”

The Fresno State product had a total of 36 receiving yards on 3 receptions before leaving the game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did an impressive job of distributing the scoring load to his different weapons on the field in lieu of Adams’ absence. Third-year wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling tallied 64 receiving yards on 3 catches while veteran pass-catcher Allen Lazard chipped in 45 on 3 receptions.

Running back Aaron Jones was a major part of the offense on Sunday as he contributed 68 yards on 4 carries along with a touchdown scored for his team. With Davante Adams’ playing status for Week 3 still up in the air, these players will continue to get more snaps in their next game.

The Packers will aim to continue their fine form on the field without Adams as they visit the New Orleans Saints on September 27.