Training camp has just begun for all 32 NFL teams across the league. As always, training camo smoke appears: Some are worthwhile, some are nothing but smoke.
Nonetheless, football is back, and what a sight it is for fans everywhere. Aaron Rodgers got all the Green Bay Packers fans into a buzz by showing up to camp with his best Nicolas Cage impression.
Conversely, things haven’t started very well for the Packers. Here is a long list of injured players with training camp less than a week old.
Packers injuries for those not practicing:
Christian Watson: knee
Sammy Watkins: hamstring
Kylin Hill: knee
Mason Crosby: knee
Keisean Nixon: groin
Randy Ramsey: ankle
Rasheed Walker: foot
Malik Taylor: shoulder
Akial Byers: hamstring
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 28, 2022
That is a total of 12 players and some big names on the list. David Bakhtiari, the All-Pro OL, still is not practicing. Starting tight end Robert Tonyan and kicker Mason Crosby also are injured.
Then, Sammy Watkins and rookie Christian Watson aren’t practicing either. The last two names aren’t encouraging for Rodgers.
With Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling out of town, somebody needs to step up. Of course, Packers fans are panicking after seeing this list.
I can’t wait for another year of leading the league in injury reports. https://t.co/1UeX4t2ZUO
— TJS (@teejaysully) July 28, 2022
My team is I’m mid-season form already 🥲 https://t.co/iudzSXmNLB
— Dylan Limas (@dylanlimas361) July 28, 2022
Why can’t we never be healthy 😢😢😢 https://t.co/ybMMmQvERo
— mike wilson (@TribeMikewilson) July 28, 2022
It’s early, and there’s plenty of time for these players to get healthy before the season begins. But it still isn’t a good sign that so many are injured.
Let’s see if this list grows or shrinks in the coming days.