Packers-Lions injury report: Adams dealing with ‘major’ toe injury

Bill Huber

The Green Bay Packers listed 20 players on their initial injury report, a lengthy list that includes quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

While Rodgers figures to play – he made no mention of the knee injury that had him limited participation on Thursday during his weekly interview session – he might be without his primary receiver for Monday night against Detroit. Davante Adams, who missed the victory over Dallas due to a toe injury, did not practice.

“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 re-aggravated later on in the season, or I come back a little too early and really mess the thing up,” Adams said. “We’re just really trying to pace it at this point. I can’t really tell you when I’m going to play. It doesn’t feel how I want it to feel at the moment, but we definitely have time, so we’ll just kind of playing this thing (out).”

Adams said the injury, sustained during the fourth quarter against Philadelphia on Sept. 26, is feeling better. But better is relative term.

“Playing football in the NFL is a little different than just going to Wal-Mart, so I’ve got to make sure I’m feeling how I was before,” he said.

Turf toe is a sprain and a sprain, as Adams reminded everyone, is a tear.

Adams, saying he’s not interested in winning any Medals of Honor for toughness, said he does not intend to push through the pain to play. When he’s healed, he’ll play. Barring a sudden improvement, he seems unlikely to play against the Lions.

“I haven’t really had too many big injuries since I’ve been here,” he said. “It’s been the ankle a couple of times and that tends to linger when you don’t let it heal up properly. We’ve been trying to take it slow and just based off some of the minor things I’ve had since I’ve been here, I heal pretty quickly. To be in a position right now where I can’t really come back as fast as I want to or can’t really dictate as much – it’s not something you can just say, ‘I’m going to tough through this.’ It has to be healed, especially when you have ligament damage. We’ve got to be smart about it. I feel like we’ve made some strides in treating it, but we’ve got to make a few more.”

Going without Adams would be a major blow for an offense that managed only four completions to receivers last week at Dallas.

Safety Darnell Savage was the other starter who did not practice. Running back Jamaal Williams, who was hospitalized after being hit by the Eagles’ Derek Barnett on the first play of their Week 4 game, returned to practice and was full participation.

For Detroit, defensive tackles A’Shawn Robinson and Mike Daniels did not practice.


Did not participate: WR Davante Adams (toe), CB Tony Brown (hamstring), S Darnell Savage (ankle), TE Robert Tonyan (hip).

Limited: DT Montravius Adams (shoulder), RT Bryan Bulaga (rest), DT Kenny Clark (calf), TE Jimmy Graham (rest), CB Kevin King (knee/groin), TE Marcedes Lewis (heel), C Corey Linsley (concussion), S Will Redmond (shoulder), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring/calf), CB Tramon Williams (back).

Full: ILB Oren Burks (pectoral), OLB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder), WR Darius Shepherd (shoulder), OLB Za’Darius Smith (knee), RB Jamaal Williams (concussion).


Did not participate: DT Mike Daniels (foot), DL Da’Shawn Hand (elbow), CB Amani Oruwaiye (knee), DT A’Shawn Robinson (knee).

Limited: WR Danny Amendola (chest), DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring), TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion), CB Darius Slay (hamstring).

Full: QB Matthew Stafford (hip).