Replay of Aaron Nagler Facebook Live chat at Green Bay Packers training camp on Aug. 1, 2017. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
GREEN BAY – Rookie defensive lineman Montravius Adams had surgery to repair a reported stress fracture in his foot and will need “a few weeks” to recover, coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday.
Adams, the Green Bay Packers' third-round pick, practice throughout the offseason program. He participated in training camp’s two non-padded practice, but was sidelined Saturday when the pads came on for the first time.
The Packers have yet to see Adams in pads, making evaluations difficult at his position.
“He’s going to be fine,” McCarthy said. “He’s going to get better. He’s young. It’s unfortunate, but we have a chance to get it corrected and move on. He’ll be fine."
On Monday, the NFL Network reported Adams had a stress fracture in his foot, and that a screw might need to be inserted. It also reported Adams was being seen by foot specialist Robert Anderson, who is in the process of moving his practice from North Carolina to Green Bay.
Mob scene: Tight end Richard Rodgers knows what it’s like to be mobbed by his teammates at the end of a game.
He found out what that was like after catching a Hail Mary pass late in the 2015 season.
But this was the first time he has been mobbed in practice. The entire offense ran into the end zone after Rodgers snared Brett Hundley’s pass for a touchdown on the final play of practice.
“I have no idea,” Rodgers said of the reason for the celebration. “I think everyone was just excited for practice to be over and having a day off tomorrow. I think that was the excitement.”
Rodgers had left practice earlier after getting poked in the eye, but he said it didn’t affect his vision and he returned without any difficulty.