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How Serious is Green Bay Packers Linebacker Nick Perry’s Injury?

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How Serious is Green Bay Packers Linebacker Nick Perry’s Injury

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have already dealt with their fair share of injuries this season. In fact, the team and their loyal fan base would be perfectly content if they could take a breather in the injury department. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case after Sunday’s win. Not only did wide receivers James Jones and Randall Cobb suffer significant leg injuries, but also Nick Perry will be out with a broken foot.

Perry missed a majority of the season last year with a wrist injury. The team was hopeful that he would finally be able to hit his stride in 2013 with some quality playing time. However, the broken foot appears to halt any chance of that happening.

With outside linebacker Clay Matthews out for at least three more games with a broken thumb, the Packers cannot afford to be without another talented pass rusher. Perry is someone the Packers wanted to see raise his level of play in the absence of Matthews. They believe it was a great opportunity to show his true potential.

If there is anything good to take away from the unfortunate news it is that Perry’s broken foot does not appear to be a season-ending injury. Several sources have indicated that Green Bay fully expects the second-year player to return at some point later in the season.

The Fan 1075 in Green Bay tweeted the following Monday afternoon:

“Per our Chris Havel, through a source, LB Nick Perry is out with a broken foot, but will return this year. #Packers”

The 23-year-old stepped up his game after Matthews went down against the Detroit Lions. In fact, he recorded the first multi-sack game of his young career when he dropped Matthew Stafford twice. Perry continued his success against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday when he recorded five tackles, one sack and a critical forced fumble at the end of the first half.

It will now be up to Mike Neal and Andy Mulumba to be the difference makers in getting after the quarterback. Neal has done a decent job in replacing Matthews, even though he was a non-factor against the Ravens. Meanwhile, Mulumba recorded a career-high four tackles in Sunday’s win.

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