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Injury Update: McCarthy Hopeful Sherrod, Green Ready for Training Camp

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This is Alex Green, when he had all his knee ligaments fully intact (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
This is Alex Green, when he had all his knee ligaments fully intact (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Derek Sherrod and Alex Green both suffered season-ending leg injuries in 2011 which endangered their 2012 seasons as well. Sherrod's broken leg against the Kansas City Chiefs and Green's torn ACL against the Vikings brought their seasons to a close, and as the off-season progresses, both are continuing with their rehabilitation.

Head coach Mike McCarthy provided some words of optimism for both players' contributions in 2012 at his press conference after the rookie mini-camps.

Alex looks great. I think it’s definitely going to be one of those situations that we’re going to be cautious with him. And Derek Sherrod is really progressing, so I’m hopeful that both Alex and Derek will be ready by training camp.

That echoes McCarthy's comments in March, but regardless it's very encouraging to hear that two important depth players are progressing properly in their rehabs and may get the benefit of a full training camp.

Andrew Quarless, who had knee surgery at the end of last season is still a question mark, as McCarthy indicated:

Andrew, I talked to him the other day and he’s champing at the bit...he’s a little ahead of schedule. He’s going to be challenged for training camp.

There really aren't any major revelations here, which isn't a surprise given that Packers officials tend to be pretty tight-lipped about the organization. The important thing to take away is that Green and Sherrod are healing on schedule and should have no issues being productive in 2012.