Spriggs (kneecap) took most of the first-team reps at Friday's practice session, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Spriggs was reportedly struggling to recover from a dislocated kneecap suffered last season, favoring his good left knee enough to warrant being shut down by the coaching staff. His return to practice suggests that the knee has made significant progress since then, and he will get a long look at the spot with Bryan Bulaga (knee) expected to miss an extended portion of training camp. Bulaga could still be ready for Week 1, which would likely push Spriggs into a backup role once again.
Spriggs (kneecap) has struggled in his return from a dislocated left kneecap, Jason Wilde of the Journal Times reports.
Spriggs was able to participate in the early goings of OTAs in late May, but he was significantly favoring his left knee to the point where the Packers coaching staff ultimately shut him down for two weeks. However, Spriggs returned for minicamp and appeared "considerably quicker" in his movements, so the offensive tackle at least seems to be on the upswing in advance of training camp in late July.
Spriggs (kneecap) was limited in OTAs on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Despite avoiding surgery, it was predicted Spriggs may sit out until training camp, so getting on field in any fashion is a win. Spriggs is slated to be a reserve lineman in 2018 with Bryan Bulaga (knee) returning, but he could move inside and battle for a guard position with Jahri Evans still unsigned.
Spriggs (kneecap) may not be available for the start of training camp in the summer, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Spriggs' second NFL season was almost entirely spoiled by injuries, with a hamstring tear suffered in the season opener forcing him to spent nine games on injured reserve. He was later designated to return in the second half of the season and started four games at right tackle before dislocating his kneecap on the first drive of the Packers' Week 16 loss to the Vikings. Though he didn't require surgery to address the injury, Spriggs' rehab will span several months and could hurt his chances of earning a roster spot with the Packers during camp.
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.
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|11||11/15/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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|2017||Green Bay Packers||7||5|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Green Bay Packers||7||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|