Around The NFL: Packers QB Carousel, Harvin Returning, Texans RB Done For Year
By Danny Cox
When it comes to injuries, every team in the NFL is dealing with them in some capacity or another. For a few teams, it is becoming incredibly crucial that they get past them and heal up or else their playoff chances could end up going right down the drain. Other teams have injuries that are just going to end up making their season more painful than they’ve already been.
Green Bay Packers having quarterback issues like they haven’t had in decades
Over most of the past two decades, the Green Bay Packers have played with predominately two quarterbacks. In the past two weeks, they’ve had three different quarterbacks in for game action.
Aaron Rodgers fractured his left collarbone this past Monday and that meant Seneca Wallace was starting this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. During the first possession against the Eagles, Wallace injured his groin and it forced Scott Tolzien to come in and take over.
The Packers are scheduled to have former back-up Matt Flynn in for a workout on Monday.
Percy Harvin likely to return in Week 11 versus former team
Running back Percy Harvin was traded during the offseason from the Minnesota Vikings to the Seattle Seahawks. So far, the trade hasn’t worked out for the Seahawks due to Harvin having hip surgery at the beginning of August and not having yet played a down. Ironically, Harvin’s debut for the Seahawks is likely to come next week against his old team.
With Sidney Rice tearing his ACL last month and being out for the year, the Seahawks could really use Harvin back more than ever.
One of the most explosive players in the game, the Seahawks are hoping that his hip surgery has not hindered his quickness and agility. The Vikings are having one of the worst seasons they’ve had in a long time and it may only get worse when their former player takes the field next week.
Arian Foster’s season over for the Texans due to back surgery
The Houston Texans are not having a good season, and they just got news that made it even worse. Running back Arian Foster has decided to have season-ending surgery for a bulging disk in his back and it will land him on injured reserve.
Foster has been dealing with the injury for a while now and it was aggravated during the November 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He first had decided to play through it, but doctors deemed that to be a bad idea and it has effectively ended his season as he is not able to avoid surgery.
As of now, the Texans have only one running back on the active roster in Ben Tate, who has been dealing with injured ribs.
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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.