The Green Bay Packers scored a statement road win last week against the Dallas Cowboys. To make things more impressive, they did it without their top offensive weapon, Davante Adams.
Aaron Jones’ breakout performance certainly helped matters. The bruising back ran like a madman, leading the team both on the ground (107 yards, four touchdowns), and through the air (seven catches for 75 yards).
Against most top teams, Green Bay will need more balance, and Aaron Rodgers is at his best when Adams is split out wide. It doesn’t sound likely that he’ll be back too soon, though.
Adams spoke to the media today about the turf toe injury he suffered during the Packers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He was in the middle of perhaps his biggest game ever when he went down.
Davante Adams on his turf toe: “It means that you strained or tore something. So there's ligament damage, and we just gotta let that heal up. I've made a lot of strides and I'm definitely able to move around a lot better than what I was, but we still got some healing to go.” pic.twitter.com/ahYJwPm8Re
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 10, 2019
Adams on the nature of his turf toe:
“Turf toe means a sprain, which means you tore something… There’s ligament damage, and we just need to let that heal up. I’ve made a lot of strides, and I’m definitely able to move around a lot better than what I was, but we’ve got some healing to go.”
.@tae15adams gives us an update on his recovery from his “turf toe” injury suffered against the #Eagles. The priority is that the injury heals FULLY. There is no timetable for his return. Listen below for more of his explanation. #packers #gopackgo #mnf #DETvsGB pic.twitter.com/WjYhtkS9Da
— Josh Moser (@TheMozKnowz) October 10, 2019
And on his timetable for a return:
“I’m not sure just yet. It is a major injury, so it’s something that we’ve got to pay attention to anmd make sure we monitor in the correct way to make sure it’s not something that gets reaggravated later in the season, or I come back a little too early and really mess the thing up.
“We’re just really trying to pace it at this point. I can’t really tell you when I’m going to play. I don’t know. It doesn’t feel how I want it to feel at the moment.”
You can probably assume Davante Adams will be out on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions, and while the Oakland Raiders may not be a total walkover, facing that team at Lambeau the following week may not be a bad spot to rest him, if you want to be safe. After that, the Packers travel to the Kansas City Chiefs, which would be a good spot to have a healthy Adams back.
The Fresno State product has a team-leading 25 catches for 378 yards on the season.