Thursday, October 04, 2007

Blackmon likely done for the year - again

Will Blackmon, the second-year player the Pack was counting on to not only return punts and/or kicks but also compete for starting time at defensive back, broke his right foot in practice Wednesday. This is the same foot he broke in training camp last year. Of course, this year he was already set back with a broken right thumb. Before the news broke about this today, some local sportscasters were even speculating that Blackmon would soon be pressing for playing time. So much for that idea. At this point, no idea as to when or if Blackmon might return this year.

Some players, despite the promise they present -- and Blackmon did indeed present much promise -- are just injury prone. No doubt the Pack will give him another shot next year. But another injury would certainly cut short his stay in Green Bay, and perhaps the NFL.

You can read more about this sad story here.