For a guy with a fracture in his backbone, this seems like a lofty goal. However, Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House says he plans on missing only one week.
House suffered a transverse process fracture last week against the Cleveland Browns. He will miss this week’s game with the Carolina Panthers.
House says he thinks that’s it.
“Doctor says it’s really a day-to-day type thing,” House said, “so I’m thinking Minnesota.”
The Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings at home in week 16. Although House’s timetable may sound bonkers, transverse process injuries heal much faster than other spinal injuries.
It was initially projected that House would miss at least two weeks, which isn’t out of the question for this type of injury. If he misses just one, we would be slightly amazed.
Without House, the Packers are looking at Damarious Randall and Josh Hawkins as starters on the outside. Safety Morgan Burnett will man the slot and safety Jermaine Whitehead is the leading candidate to take over in the dime.
Whitehead has seen his playing time increase as the season has gone on, after starting off on the practice squad. A side effect of this is that rookie Josh Jones will also be getting plenty of playing time at safety.
Thankfully, Carolina isn’t much of a passing team. The Packers might actually be better off with all of these safeties on the field.