Spriggs (knee) was diagnosed with a dislocated left kneecap that won't require surgery, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Spriggs, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, won't require surgery since he didn't damage his patellar tendon. However, the report says he still has a long road to recovery. The offensive lineman was spotted on crutches Wednesday while sporting a large brace on his left knee, one that stretches from his ankle to his hip that's supposed to keep his kneecap in place. The hope is that Spriggs will make it back in time for training camp next August.
Outside of head coach Mike McCarthy classifying the offensive lineman's injury as "serious," the details surrounding Spriggs' situation remain guarded. Green Bay signed tight end Emanuel Byrd to fill Spriggs' place on the 53-man roster.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hinted that Spriggs would be shuttered for the season after the lineman exited in the first quarter of Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings with a left knee injury. Justin McCray is expected to start at right tackle in place of Spriggs in the Dec. 31 season finale against Detroit.
Spriggs (knee) likely will be placed on injured reserve after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated the offensive tackle sustained a "serious injury" in Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Spriggs was removed from the contest after the Packers' first offensive snap and failed to return. Green Bay likely won't make a decision on Spriggs' fate until Wednesday, but given the unlikelihood he'll be unable to rally in time to suit up Week 17 in Detroit, the 23-year-old looks set for his second IR stint of the season. Justin McCray, who filled in for Spriggs on Saturday, is expected to garner the start at right tackle in the season finale.
Spriggs was carted off the field during Saturday's game against the Vikings with a knee injury and won't return, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Spriggs dropped to the ground in obvious pain after the first play of Saturday's game. He was replaced by Justin McCray at right tackle, while Lucas Patrick comes in to play right guard.
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