Green Bay Packers promising outside linebacker Nick Perry reportedly broke his foot in the Week 6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, but it sounds like the break wasn’t a severe one. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Weston Hodkiewicz reports that Perry was back at practice today and was able to practice on a limited basis whilst also getting some team repetitions in. Hodkiewicz brings up the point that Perry might not have broken his foot at all, which is a notion that would contradict a pair of reports that surfaced shortly after the Week 6 contest.
It is possible that Perry plays in this week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, because Hodkiewicz states that the fact that he took some reps with the rest of the team bodes well for his chances of playing. I doubt Perry plays this week, but it is a distinct possibility, especially if the second-year USC product never broke his foot in the first place.
Nick Perry has been one of the Green Bay Packers better players so far this season, and I’ve been impressed with his ability to step up as a pass rusher in key situations. He does a really nice job of stuffing the run as a 3-4 OLB and has 18 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass defended this season. Perry was playing at a very high level prior to the foot injury, and let’s hope he can fully recover and pick up where he left off upon his return. It’s excellent to hear that Perry is already back at practice, but I believe the Packers will hold him out this week so that Perry can be as healthy as possible for an even tougher and more important division game in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. At this point, it doesn’t seem like Perry truly broke his foot, but we should give the earlier reports the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.