Packers’ Rashan Gary leaves game vs. Raiders with unspecified injury
Green Bay Packers rookie pass rusher Rashan Gary left the team’s third preseason game of 2019 — against the Oakland Raiders in Canada — with an unspecified injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. He left the game with a tackle to his name.
Gary went down twice in the preseason bout. Once when he suffered a lower-body injury in a mass of traffic, and another when he pursued a tackle but took a hit to his head and neck area. The medical staff carted him off the field, but Lily Zhao of WFRV reports that he “at least got off the cart at the start of the tunnel and walked inside.”
Gary’s agency, RG Sports, noted on Twitter that he ” is fine and doing well.”
The Packers selected Gary with No. 12 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The former Michigan Wolverine weighs in at a massive 6-foot-5 and 277-pounds. He played three seasons for Michigan after landing there as a five-star recruit.
In 34 games at Michigan, Gary tallied 119 combined tackles (57 solos, 62 assists), 9.5 sacks, and 23 tackles for loss. His highlight campaign came in 2017 as a sophomore, where he amassed 58 total tackles (25 solos, 33 assists), 5.5 sacks, and 11.5 tackles for loss. DraftNetwork’s Kyle Crabbs described Gary as a prospect, saying,
“Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly.”
If Gary is out for a significant amount of time, the Packers pass-rush still has notable names to hold down the fort. Including in that is Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, and Kyler Fackrell.