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Injury bug returns to Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers moved to 2-1 in the preseason Friday night with their 31-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.  However, the performance was overshadowed by a trio of injuries.

Defensive tackle B.J Raji was lost for the season as he tore is bicep.  After the game, Head Coach Mike McCarthy didn't seem to think the injury was overly severe but reports broke Saturday announcing he was lost for the season.

Raji hit free agency this offseason but came back to Green Bay on a one-year deal in hopes of showing more to recieve a more lucrative deal down the road.  Josh Boyd will likely take Raji's place for now with undrafted rookie Mike Pennel as another possibility.  

The rotating door at center will continue for the Packers.  J.C. Tretter injured his knee in the win and will miss a few weeks; ESPN's Rob Demovsky reporting six-weeks.  Tretter spent most of last year recovering from an ankle injury.  When the team lost Evan Dietrich-Smith to Tampa Bay in free agency, Tretter slid into the spot and was impressive since doing so.  Rookie Corey Linsley, a 5th round pick out of Ohio State, will move into the spot.

Also, LB Brad Jones tweaked his hamstring against Oakland.  He is doubtful for the opener.

The Packers have two more practices in training camp.  Monday they work out at 11:45 and Wednesday they have a quick workout at 10:15.  The preseason wraps Thursday night as the Packers host Kansas City at Lambeau Field.  That game will kick at 6:00 pm with pregame starting at 4:00 pm on 1150, WHBY.

posted : August, 25th by WSCO

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