Head coach Mike McCarthy recently said King (shoulder) is "on track" in his recovery, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
King underwent surgery in early December to repair a troublesome left shoulder injury. While it isn't clear if he'll be ready to go in time for the start of team workouts next month, there doesn't seem to be any concern that he's at risk of missing training camp later this summer. With Damarious Randall having been traded to the Browns earlier this offseason, King appears to have the inside track for a starting job in 2018, even if Green Bay addresses the cornerback position early in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Packers believe King will make a full recovery from December surgery on his left shoulder, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "It sounds like everything is going good," general manager Brian Gutekunst said Thursday. "You never like to see that with young players, but yeah, I don't think so [regarding long-term issues]."
King's rookie campaign was fraught with shoulder dislocations from training camp onward, resulting in his shutdown after Week 12. With six weeks in the rearview mirror from the procedure, the 2017 second-round pick can now focus on locking down a spot opposite Damarious Randall in the starting secondary, depending on how the Packers proceed with roster construction in the offseason.
King is scheduled for shoulder surgery Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
King played through this injury for a good chunk of the year, but the rookie reported that his shoulder continued to pop out an unreasonable amount of times, so the decision was made to shut him down. There's still no timetable for his recovery or whether he'll be ready for OTA's, and more information should be available after the surgery is completed.
McCarthy noted that before King was shut down for the season, the rookie had been playing through the shoulder injury for "quite some time," so the surgical procedure should provide a more permanent fix. The Packers haven't issued a timetable for King's recovery, but it's possible that he'll have to miss OTAs in the spring while he focuses on his rehab.
King (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
King was able to play through the injury on a few occasions this season, but with the rookie not showing much progress in his recovery, the Packers opted to shut him down. The rookie second-round pick had been fairly dependable in coverage when healthy enough to play, recording 28 tackles and five pass breakups in nine games. Fellow cornerback Demetri Goodson (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday and will take King's spot on the 53-man roster.
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