Mike McCarthy confirms Don Barclay knee injury

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 5, 2014 – 2:15 pm

140805-barclay-300GREEN BAY–There was obvious concern in Coach Mike McCarthy’s voice when he spoke about a knee injury tackle Don Barclay sustained in practice on Tuesday.

“Don Barclay suffered a knee injury. It was in a blitz drill. He got himself in a bad position. He’s being evaluated. We’ll know more probably tonight. We’ll wait to see what we’re dealing with. They don’t come any better than him. I just hope it’s not serious,” McCarthy told reporters in the coach’s post-practice press conference.

Barclay was pass-blocking against undrafted rookie linebacker Adrian Hubbard when Barclay suddenly went to the ground and began clutching his right knee. He was eventually carted from the field. If  Barclay is to be out of action for an extended period of time, Derek Sherrod would be Barclay’s likely replacement.

“Derek can move over to right (tackle),” McCarthy said.

The Packers practiced as they would on a normal regular-season Wednesday, as McCarthy begins preparing his team for the weekly practice regimen.

“You have to get out of installation and into a game-like environment. Today was a chance to start doing cards and potentially what we might see Saturday in Tennessee,” he said.

In other injury news, safety Morgan Burnett didn’t practice. McCarthy said Burnett suffered an oblique strain. It’s believed to have happened in Monday night’s practice.

Packers.com has provided this full report from practice following locker room interviews.


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