The Green Bay Packers have dealt with numerous injuries to their receivers throughout the 2015 season. First it was Jordy Nelson's torn ACL, then Randall Cobb sprained the AC joint in his shoulder, and then Davante Adams sprained an ankle early in the season. Though both Cobb and Adams played through their injuries, rookie Ty Montgomery went down just before the Packers' bye week, and was eventually placed on injured reserve.
Now, it seems that one of the remaining starters is going to be shut down for at least the Packers' next game. Reports are circling that Davante Adams will have to miss Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky provided the initial report, and the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz gives us some more details:
As @RobDemovsky said, it doesn't appear Davante Adams will be available Sunday in Arizona. Early signs point to a MCL sprain, per sources— Weston Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) January 12, 2016
Adams' injury is a disappointing setback in a season full of them. He finally had a solid performance against Washington, catching every ball that was thrown his way (which was only the second time all year that has happened). He finished the game with four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown.
If he indeed will be out, that will leave the Packers with Cobb, James Jones, Jared Abbrederis, and Jeff Janis as the only healthy receivers on the roster. Abbrederis would almost certainly see a bigger boost in snaps on offense (he was on the field for 28 of the Packers' 75 plays on Sunday in Washington) and Janis should see the field more as the fourth option.
Demovsky also notes that the Packers could elect to add a player from the practice squad, possibly wideout Ed Williams. Williams spent training camp with the Packers, but was one of the late cuts in camp and has spent the entirety of the 2015 season on the practice squad.