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McCarthy on the camp injuries: "Something wasn't right there."

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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At one point in training camp, the Packers had as many as 21 players out of practice because of injuries. That number was trimmed to nine today for the final practice of the summer. Part of that was due to the roster moves they made yesterday, when they put six players on injured reserve and two others on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The unusually high volume of injuries already has coach Mike McCarthy analyzing all aspects of his 2012 training camp schedule.Always one to pay close attention to the way he schedules practice and meeting times, McCarthy said he spent time this morning assessing how he put his camp schedule together. "The thing that I'll go back and look at like I do every year are the reps compared to the injury report," McCarthy said. "Something wasn't right there.We had some unusual injuries early in camp, but then we had some fatigue injuries. You always have to take a look at that and be critical of yourself there. I知 still working through it." McCarthy said he liked his three-tiered camp schedule that opened with a series of morning practices followed by a segment of night practices before concluding with mid-day workouts. "I actually spent time this morning assessing the scheduling of camp, the target of trying to make sure the scheduling was erratic up and down a bit to match the first four weeks of our season," McCarthy said." I think we definitely accomplished that. I think there were definitely points we had to adjust through the schedule. It was uncomfortable for the group at times. It took them a while to get used to it. Obviously, the morning schedule, everybody likes to be on that type of schedule. So I知 pleased with the scheduling of it." Said quarterback Aaron Rodgers: "I think Mike did a good job with the schedule. I think the first couple of days were maybe a few too many reps for the (starters), but I think for the most part, we did as good a job as we could with the injuries we had. It was probably more than any camp that I've ever been a part of, the kind of guys we had out at different times. We had up to 17, 18, 19 guys out of practice. It's hard when that's the case. J-Mike (Jermichael Finley) hasn't played in a preseason game yet. But I think we're right where we need to be."

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