Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was having a career game in Thursday’s narrow loss to the Philadelphia Eagles when it was cut just short with a toe injury.
The 26-year-old exited the fourth quarter with 10 minutes left because his foot became too painful to keep a shoe on, and Adams diagnosed himself with turf toe after the game.
Adams underwent an MRI on his toe on Friday, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team does not consider the injury serious. Although they did not confirm whether it was actually turf toe, Adams isn’t expected to miss much if any time at all.
“It sucks,” Adams said after the game, via ESPN. “You feel like in situations like that, you let the team down. Obviously I would’ve been out there if I could, but I’m in a little bit of pain, and it was tough. With a toe injury and the type of player I am — what my game is based on is explosion and things like that, so if I can’t get out there and really do my thing how I want and I’m in a lot of pain, I’m sure my teammates understand that.”
Despite playing only 50 minutes, Adams had already hauled in a career-high 180 yards on 10 catches, although his lack of a score highlighted a frustrating night for the Packers.
Adams went down with his injury just moments before Green Bay reached the Philly 1-yard line, where the team failed to score on four successive pass plays. The Packers could have used Adams once again the following drive, when they rumbled down to the 3-yard line but effectively lost the game when Aaron Rodgers threw an interception.
While it’s unclear how long Adams will be out, the Packers are fortunate that a short week in Week 4 means they don’t play for another nine days, facing the Dallas Cowboys in a late-afternoon game.
Although they did struggle to score without him, the Packers have a number of dangerous weapons, including second-year receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison. They could also lean more on ever-underutilized running back Aaron Jones.
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