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.
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.
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