INDIANAPOLIS – While Mike McCarthy wasn’t setting any official timelines, the Green Bay Packers coach sure made it sound like two of the team’s three most significantly injured players will have a chance to make it back in time for training camp.
Tackle Derek Sherrod, the team’s 2011 first-round draft pick, is the unlucky one who’s the furthest away from returning to health.
Running back Alex Green (torn ACL, Oct. 23), tight end Andrew Quarless (torn ACL, Dec. 4) and Sherrod (broken leg, Dec. 18) suffered the team’s three worst injuries last season, and while McCarthy said Green and Quarless are making good progress, the news wasn’t as positive on Sherrod.
“I saw both (Sherrod and Quarless) on Monday,” McCarthy said at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium Friday. “Quarless, he’s really making progress every day. Alex Green also looks very good. He’s doing a lot in the weight room. He’s ahead of schedule. Derek, he’s still in the healing stages.
“They’re making progress. I don’t have any dates. If you guys know our doctors, six weeks may be six months, and six months may be six weeks. But they’re doing well. They’re every day in treatment.”
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