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Sherrod undergoes surgery in KC for broken leg

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Packers rookie offensive lineman Derek Sherrod underwent surgery in Kansas City for his broken leg  Sunday night, according to coach Mike McCarthy. Sherrod’s surgery went a little longer than expected, said McCarthy, but he termed it successful. Sherrod, who was playing in place of the injured Bryan Bulaga, was hurt in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. Bulaga sustained what McCarthy termed a “sprained kneecap” and will be challenged to  play on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The Packers personnel department will be looking to add depth to the depleted offensive line, according to McCarthy, and it’s possible a player will be added by Wednesday. McCarthy said the Packers will likely go with the same players that finished the game against the Chiefs, meaning T.J. Lang would play right tackle and Evan Dietrich-Smith would take Lang’s spot at left guard. In other highlights from McCarthy’s presser: * There will be discussions about whether the Packers will rest players depending on how the 49ers fare in their Monday night game against the Steelers. If the 49ers lose the Packers would clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Regardless of Monday’s result, McCarthy said it’s important for the Packers to get ready for the Chicago Bears. * On seeing the 19-game winning streak end, he said the Packers line up to win them all. We didn't win yesterday. Give credit to Kansas City. I probably didn't do a good enough job getting the team ready. He said he doesn’t believe the theory that a loss takes the pressure off. He said he likes to think the Packers come to work every day and approach it the same way. * His confidence hasn't wavered about this team. It’s important to stay in touch with reality and focus on corrections. He’s not going to react to one game. He feels very good about his football team. We're 13-1. Our team understands the roller coaster ride everyone takes you on. *He hasn’t reflected on the 19-game winning streak. He didn't spend lot of time cherishing the ride, and was more focused on keeping it going. *In hindsight, he wishes he had challenged the play in which Leonard Pope might have fumbled through the end zone in the second half. Had the Packers won the challenge, it would have wiped off the scoreboard a subsequent Chiefs field goal. McCarthy said he was responsible for not throwing the challenge flag and at the time was concerned with not burning a timeout. * He’s comfortable with the decision to try an onside kick late in the game rather than kick deep. * It was a very quiet plane ride home after the game, the Packers’ first loss since last Dec. 19. Everyone was disappointed with the loss. * Ryan Pickett is having his best year as a Packer. He factors every single week. * Mike Neal played 12 reps in the game. It was based on the personnel groupings the Packers played. They used more base than he would have liked. * He said the Packers aren’t catching the ball as well as they have. It’s something they will continue to work on. He plans to practice outdoors Wednesday and Thursday and practice catching in the elements. * The game film never is as good or bad as you think it is. We didn’t convert on opportunities. They made more plays than we did. * The Packers are drawing from past experience when it comes to dealing with injuries. They are game planning the way they always do. * Chad Clifton will go through individual drills on Wednesday. He is dealing more with a back problem than the hamstring that has kept him out for several weeks.

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