Monday, October 08, 2007

Wells lost for at least 2 weeks

Starting center Scott Wells suffered a fractured orbital bone around his eye in the third quarter of last night's game and, according to the Packers, will in all likelihood miss Sunday's game against Washington. The week afterward is a bye so he will have extra time to heal. Replacing him yesterday and this coming weekend will be second-year pro Jason Spitz. Spitz' 14 career starts have all been at guard, but he filled in well last night at center after Wells' injury, and got a lot of reps at the position during preseason. Wells has also been nursing a sore hamstring the last few weeks so Spitz has been getting reps during the game weeks as well...just in case. Looks as if "just in case" has arrived.