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Packers' Nick Perry and Kevin King injured against Lions

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NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Piling tire fire on top of train wreck on top of dumpster explosion, Packers’ starting outside linebacker, and mostly invisible edge rusher Nick Perry injured his ankle, and is questionable to return.

The injury, which serves as a microcosm of the total effort on the day, is next in a long line of adding injury to insult. Perry’s injury wouldn’t be terribly significant for a team with competent backup at the position, but in this instance it grants more playing time to sub-replacement outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell, who, by the way, leads the Packers in sacks on the season.

The Packers will need a big defensive effort if they wish to have any hope of overcoming yet another terrible start due to poor game planning and coaching, and without Perry, and possibly Kevin King, who had his face stepped on while I was writing this, the long day may continue. King is now being carted to the locker room, and leaves a gaping hole in the secondary without Jaire Alexander. Given the urgency the Packers showed on their last drive, it probably won’t take too long.