Packers cornerback Casey Hayward stretches before the game against the 49ers on Sept. 8, 2013.
Casey Hayward prides himself on patience, but even this was a lot to ask of a 24-year-old champing at the bit to prove himself as one of the NFL's up-and-coming cornerbacks.
Coming off a inaugural season worthy of an NFL defensive rookie of the year nod, Hayward wanted nothing more than to outshine his six-interception debut with an equally impressive sophomore campaign.
His hamstring had other plans. After first flaring up a week before training camp, Hayward suffered two more aggravations that limited him to only three regular-season games before being placed on injured reserve in ...