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Jake Kumerow Injury: Packers WR leaves game with shoulder issue after long TD

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The Packers receiver had a huge score in the second half but may have hurt himself at the end of his touchdown.

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow made another big statement in his quest for a roster spot on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he may have suffered a setback as well.

Midway through the third quarter, Kumerow ran a quick out route and caught a perfectly-thrown pass from DeShone Kizer. Turning up field and shedding his would-be tackler, Kumerow ran up the sidelines and evaded safety Nat Berhe, who took an awful angle to try to push Kumerow toward the sideline. Instead, Kumerow cut back up field and outran the Steelers’ secondary to the end zone, diving over the goal line for an 82-yard touchdown that put the Packers up 48-22.

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Unfortunately, with the good came some bad. Not long after his score, Kumerow was spotted on the sideline in the injury tent, and the Packers confirmed that he was being evaluated for a right shoulder injury. It appears that his tuck-and-roll into the end zone may have been responsible for the injury.

The severity of the injury is unknown for now, but if it is indeed anything serious that may help settle the questions about which Packers wide receivers make the roster. However, Kumerow’s play over the first two games has seemingly warranted keeping him on the 53-man roster to start the 2018 season. Stay tuned for more updates as we have them.

UPDATE: Kumerow’s injury on Thursday night was just a “stinger,” and he should be fine moving forward.

UPDATE: After some testing on Friday afternoon, Kumerow reportedly has a sprained SC joint in his right shoulder, which should heal quickly with rest.