Sources — Inexperienced Bay Packers awaiting resolution on whether or not star CB Jaire Alexander wants season-ending surgical procedure

The Green Bay Packers positioned Jaire Alexander on injured reserve due to a sprained AC joint, however the star cornerback’s absence might lengthen properly past a couple of weeks.

Medical doctors are anticipated to resolve within the subsequent two weeks whether or not Alexander, one of many prime defensive gamers within the NFL, will miss a number of weeks or the rest of the season, sources instructed ESPN.

Alexander already has had a number of docs evaluate the check outcomes, and extra opinions are anticipated over the following two weeks earlier than a dedication is made, one supply instructed ESPN. Medical doctors wish to see each the check outcomes and the way properly Alexander’s shoulder heals over a brief time frame.

If Alexander wants surgical procedure, which stays a risk, his season could be over — which might be a big loss for Inexperienced Bay’s protection.

Other than the bodily part, there is also a monetary part that performs into Alexander’s future. He at the moment is within the fourth 12 months of a five-year contract, and each Alexander and the Packers need a long-term contract finished sooner reasonably than later. The deal is anticipated to be among the many richest contracts ever given to a cornerback.

Alexander, 24, suffered the damage whereas making a sort out in Inexperienced Bay’s Week four victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2020 Professional Bowler will miss at least three games after being placed on IR on Saturday.

“It is simply a kind of issues we’ll let heal and see the place it is at down the road earlier than making that dedication,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated Friday. “However we’re hopeful that it will heal the suitable approach and he’ll be again with us in a matter of weeks.”

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