Packers Davante Adams OUT for MNF

Center Corey Linsley to return

Mike Clemens
October 12, 2019 - 2:42 pm
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Green Bay, WI - The Packers have ruled Davante Adams out for Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions. 

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur made the announcement at his press conference Saturday afternoon. 

It will be the second game Green Bay's leading wide receiver will miss after suffering a turf toe injury on the big toe of his right foot September 26th in a 34 - 27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. 

What is turf toe?

“It means that you strained or tore something," Adams told reporters. "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.”

Adams has attended practice this week, but has only been able to walk, and lightly move along the sidelines. 

How long will he be out?

“I’m not sure just yet," replied Adams. "It is a major injury, so it’s something that we’ve got to pay attention to and 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.”

Following Monday night's clash with Detroit, the Packers next opponent is the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field, followed by a road game in Kansas City against the Chiefs. That might be when Adams, out of Fresno State, hopes to return. After five weeks and two missed games he still leads the Packers in receptions with 25 catches for 378 yards so far this season.  

PACKERS CENTER COREY LINSLEY RETURNS

Packers center Corey Linsley will play Monday night after suffering a concussion last week in Dallas against the Cowboys. 

Linsley said he "got his bell rung" but went back in for the next offensive series. 

It was then he started feeling dizzy, having a hard time focusing, and then became nauseous.

"I never get nauseous during a game, so that's when I knew I had to come out," said Linsley after practice Saturday. 

The symptoms, including headaches, continued for a few days, but Linsley said he's fine now, and has passed the league's concussion protocal. 

ESPN reported before leaving the game in Dallas, Linsley had a streak of 2,768 consecutive snaps for the Packers offense, dating back to the 2016 season. 

Mike Clemens @MikeClemensNFL covers the Packers & NFL for The Bill Michaels Show statewide and on AM1250/105.7 FM The FAN, Milwaukee