The preseason has claimed another Green Bay Packers contributor. During Thursday’s preseason tilt with the Pittsburgh Steelers, presumed starting right guard Justin McCray left early with an apparent leg injury.
McCray played the entire first quarter at right guard, protecting Aaron Rodgers during the quarterback’s preseason debut. McCray remained in the game as Brett Hundley took over on the second series, continuing to play after most of Green Bay’s other starters retired for the night. His injury occurred early in the second quarter, walking off the field with a heavy limp.
With McCray sidelined, the Packers shuffled around their offensive line. Lucas Patrick, who has worked in place of starting left guard Lane Taylor, eventually came in as the replacement right guard.
Though the Packers haven’t officially declared McCray the starting right guard, he has received all of the work with the No. 1 offensive line in that capacity. Should McCray’s injury prove serious, Green Bay could continue with one of their current backups or potentially see if 2017 starter Jahri Evans has interest in a return.