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Sean Richardson's career in jeopardy after latest neck injury, per report

The Packers safety reportedly suffered the second significant neck injury of his career.

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Sean Richardson's career appears to be at a crossroads once again. According to a report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, the Green Bay Packers' fourth-year safety has suffered a herniated disk in his neck.

Assuming Richardson has indeed suffered a herniated disk, it would represent the second significant neck injury of his career. During his rookie year in 2012, the safety required surgery to fuse the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae after a similar neck injury ended his season. As Silverstein notes in his report, Richardson's newest injury occurred below the fusion point.

Though the Packers have made no official comment on Richardson, they are expected to list him as out for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. More information regarding his health could surface in the coming weeks. Without Richardson, Green Bay is left with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde and Chris Banjo at safety.

This offseason, Green Bay matched an one-year, $2.55 million offer sheet from the Oakland Raiders to retain Richardson's services. He has made approximately $4 million during his NFL career.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.