News now! Nick Perry ‘pushing to get on the field’

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2014 – 12:39 pm

141128-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers are listing LB Nick Perry as questionable for the second straight week with a shoulder injury. Perry missed last week’s game in Minnesota and is in danger of missing a second straight contest, though Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that Perry’s condition continues to improve.

“Nick Perry is making progress,” McCarthy said. “From yesterday to today, he’s improving. We’ll see what he’s able to do in the rehab and we’ll have more information tomorrow.”

Last week, Perry’s absence meant more snaps for Mike Neal and rookie Jayrone Elliott at outside linebacker. The Packers didn’t noticeably alter their plan with Clay Matthews at all, as Matthews played both inside and outside as he’s done since the bye week.

Injuries have been Perry’s biggest issue since joining  the Packers as a first-round draft pick in 2012. He missed 15 of a possible 32 regular-season games in his first two seasons and played hurt in a few others. He was having his best season in 2014 — one of the reasons the coaches felt comfortable moving Matthews to the inside — before this latest injury.

“He’s pushing to get on the field,” McCarthy said. “I know he wants to play. He’s had some tough luck the last two years. This has been his best year so far, and if we can get through this (injury) here, we’ll see where it goes.”

Elsewhere on the injury report, special-teams ace Jarrett Bush (groin) is questionable, while WR Davante Adams (heel), TE Brandon Bostick (hip), and guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) are all probable.

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