Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams may play against the Dallas Cowboys, despite leaving Thursday’s win over the Chicago Bears with a concussion.
“Surprising as it is, one source said today he believes Packers WR Davante Adams could play Sunday vs Dallas,” wrote ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “’I think he goes,’ source said.”
Adams took an absolutely brutal hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. He was tied up by one defender when Trevathan flew in and nailed him in the head with the crown of his helmet. He was flagged on the play and then suspended.
“He’s home,” coach Mike McCarthy said afterward, per Ryan Wood of Packers News. “Had a chance to visit with Davante briefly last night. He’s rambunctious, and ready to move forward. But, yes, he’s home and everything looks good. Brutal hit. It’s a helmet-to-helmet hit. Davante was in a compromised position. Obviously, like everything in our game, it’s evaluated and I’m sure there will be continued conversation going on through the channels long past today.”
Typically, it’s assumed that a player won’t be through the concussion protocol for at least a week, but there’s no rule that he has to sit out a week. Plus, since that was a Thursday Night Football game and the Dallas game is on Sunday, Adams had a little over a week between contests. Those extra days may be the key. Plus, Adams has already come back more quickly than usual before.
“Played last season without a missing a game after going through the concussion protocol,” noted ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Whether or not that’s a good idea is another conversation. If he can clear the protocol, though, the Packers could get one of Aaron Rodgers’ weapons back before facing the young Cowboys secondary.
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