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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Packers Injury Update: Aaron Adams suffers torn ACL and MCL


By on 8/31/2014 03:00:00 PM

Green Bay Packers offensive linemen Aaron Adams was on the roster bubble heading into the last preseason game, after the second play of the game he was done for the year. Per Rob Demovsky, Adams will be placed on season ending IR with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament.



 Adams was on the Packers practice squad last season and had hopes of making the final 53 man roster this off season, it was reported that if the Packers kept nine offensive linemen on the roster Adams would have most likely made the team. On the second play of the game Adams appeared to sustain a knee injury and after an MRI it was confirmed he torn both his ACL and MCL.

Injury to both the ACL and MCL concurrently is not rare, the mechanism to Adams injury is not fully known but injury to both the ACL and MCL share similar mechanisms. This means Adams will have to undergo surgery to reconstruct his ACL and put him out for the entire year. A tear to the MCL does not usually involve surgery, most times it will heal with just rehabilitation. For Adams going forward he will have to endure a rehabilitation period of at least six months.

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