The season is not starting out the way the Green Bay Packers or defensive back Casey Hayward expected.
After suffering a hamstring injury before training camp, the Packers shut Hayward down but he apparently felt good enough to return before their third preseason game.
Hayward went through the workouts just fine and was declared ready, but it didn’t take long before he found himself on the sideline yet again, nursing the same injury.
Now according to the Milwaukee Journal, it’s likely Hayward will miss at least the first month of the season:
Cornerback Casey Hayward‘s recurring hamstring injury is so severe that he is expected to miss at least the Green Bay Packers’ first four games.
A source close to Hayward said the second-year player doesn’t expect to play in the first month of the season.
Hayward was declared out of the San Francisco early in the week.
“I don’t really have a time line for Casey,” coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. “I hope his status is different next week.”
Hayward injured the hamstring in July working out in Atlanta before training camp.
After sitting out what Hayward said was a month, he joined practice Aug. 19. He worked two days in shells and Aug. 21 in pads.