Wide receiver Davante Adams will not practice until Saturday as the Green Bay Packers prepare to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game. That was a bit of significant news that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy relayed during his Wednesday press conference.
Adams rolled his ankle late in the Packers’ win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and although he returned to the game, he hasn’t been able to practice with the team so far this week.
McCarthy didn’t rule Adams out entirely, but the third year receiver will need to make some progress if he’s to practice on Saturday:
Though #Packers WR Davante Adams returned to game Sunday, McCarthy doesn't expect him to practice til Sat: "I'm curious to see how he moves"— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 18, 2017
Losing Adams would be a significant blow to the Packers’ receiving corps, which is already expected to be without Jordy Nelson this weekend. Nelson is still battling broken ribs and is considered a long shot to play Sunday.
Adams had five catches for 76 yards in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He caught 75 passes for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular season.