NFL teams aren’t required to provide injury reports during the offseason, so Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was purposefully vague about the injury that kept rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter off the field at Tuesday’s OTA practice.
According to two sources, Tretter sustained a broken ankle at practice on Monday.
McCarthy would confirm only that the injury occurred at Monday’s OTA practice and will force Tretter to miss the rest of the Packers' OTA sessions that extend into the middle of June.
When asked whether Tretter, a fourth-round draft pick from Cornell, would be ready for training camp, McCarthy would say only that he doesn’t have a clear answer on where the rookie is at, medically speaking.
In other injury news, McCarthy ranked the likely return of three injured players in this order: Desmond Bishop (hamstring), Davon House (shoulder) and Derek Sherrod (broken leg).
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♦ The Johnny Jolly situation remains the same as last week. When Jolly’s process to return is completed, according to McCarthy, he will report to OTAs. (Jolly said Tuesday on Twitter that he would return on May 28).
♦ Marshall Newhouse lined up at starting right tackle in Tuesday’s OTA practice. But McCarthy wouldn’t specify who the preferred starter will be at the position, indicating the Packers will try a lot of combinations.
♦ In explaining why Mike Neal lined up at outside linebacker in practice, McCarthy said he wants to expand Neal’s role on defense.
♦ McCarthy reiterated that the flip in offensive line positions was made for a number of reasons, but overriding factors were that Josh Sitton has come into his own in the past couple of years and Bryan Bulaga is the team’s best tackle. McCarthy said there have been no issues with Bulaga’s hip, which was injured late last season.
♦ McCarthy said today’s practice was a little disjointed but the energy was great, the intent was great. He feels good about where the Packers are as a team.