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Jeff Janis Illness Reported as Shingles; Expected Back at Practice Soon

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The rookie Packer's health issue is finally known, and thankfully it's a pretty minor condition.

Stacy Revere

Remember on Wednesday when Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was talking about rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis' illness? He described it as being "a little different" and that he "couldn't really explain it." Well, we have our explanation, and it's not something to be concerned about:

Whew. That's a relief. Though painful, this is not something that should put Janis' career, or even most of his rookie training camp, in jeopardy. It's encouraging to hear that the team has an expectation that he will be able to come off the Non-Football Illness list and will be back on the practice field soon.

If you're not familiar with Shingles, the CDC website describes it as being a rash caused by the chickenpox virus, and that an infected person could potentially transfer the virus to another person through direct contact with the rash.

Now you may return to freaking out about Jared Abbrederis' knee and Corey Linsley's shoulder.