Shields (concussion) admitted he's still experiencing concussion symptoms, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Shields appeared in just one game this season after sustaining a concussion in the season opener. While he stated he hasn't given up on playing football again, the fact he's still experiencing symptoms suggests this injury could threaten his career. Look for further updates on his health throughout the offseason.
Shield has been on injured reserve since suffering the fifth known concussion of his career in Week 1 of this season. While that has left him unavailable, and likely contemplating retirement, Shields was found with marijuana and drug paraphernalia during an October search of his home on suspicions of drug-related activity, WBAY.com reports. Since Shields is involved in an ongoing legal issue, the
Shields (concussion) won't be activated from injured reserve before the end of the season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Tending to the fifth known concussion of his career, Shields wasn't a prime candidate to make another appearance this season, but head coach Mike McCarthy made it official Wednesday, when rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant (hamstring) was tabbed as the one Packer on IR to attempt a return. McCarthy also noted that Shields will use the upcoming weeks and months to determine whether retirement is the best option. "Sam needs to get healthy for himself and family," McCarthy said. "That's what the focus is with Sam right now."
Shields has not definitively been ruled out for the season, but he will be out at least eight more weeks, so he will not be eligible to play again until Week 14 at the earliest. This is the fifth concussion Shields has suffered in his career, so the Packers will continue proceeding with caution, and it should not come as a surprise if he is unable to return this season.
Shields (concussion) is listed as out for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
Shields hasn't practiced or played since suffering a concussion against the Jaguars in Week 1. He has reportedly been making progress and could return as soon as next week, though he's not been given a timetable for return.
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