Green Bay Packers wide receiver Javon Walker appears to have suffered a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee when he went down with an injury in the third quarter of the Packers’ 17-3 loss to the Lions, Packers head coach Mike Sherman said in his post-game news conference. If so, the injury would likely sideline the Pro Bowl wide receiver for the rest of the season.
“It’s ACL, as I understand,” said Sherman. “You really can’t make a determination on that until you get an MRI on that tomorrow. But, he certainly was not able to come back in this ball game – and I doubt anytime in the near future.”
Walker was hurt when he caught a 55-yard pass – negated by a pass-interference call on him – and was tackled by safety Terrence Holt.
When Sherman was asked if the injury Walker suffered was likely season-ending, Sherman replied: “Most of the time.”
Time to hop in the time machine and not report to camp? Seriously though, Walker honored his end of a 5 year deal and was ready to play. In the event he cannot fully recover by next summer (just a “what if?” here), does anyone doubt the Packers would cut him?
Though the Lions defense deserves much of the credit for Sunday’s result, Joey Harrington might’ve earned a small measure of respect, for one week at least.
Tempting though it may be to ask Kurt and Brenda Warner, “where’s your God now?” as we have so many times before, I’ll refrain, safe in the knowledge that the Cardinals QB is merely being tested.