Packers veteran G T.J. Lang was helped off the field during the third quarter of Sunday’s Championship game against the Falcons with a foot injury.
Lang was clearly in a great deal of pain and visibly broken up on the sideline about the situation.
He explained to reporters after the game while the pain in his foot was similar to the first time he hurt it, all he could think about was that this may be the last time he suits up for Green Bay.
“That’s the first thing going through my mind after I hurt my foot again,” Lang said, via PackersNews.com. “I’m just hoping it wasn’t the last time I get to put on that helmet. It’s tough, man. Obviously, I’ll take some time, take a couple days, to rest up and recover and see what happens. I think everybody in this locker room knows that this is where I want to be.”
“I think everybody in this locker room knows that this is where I want to play,” Lang said. “It’s been eight years now. I don’t want to go anywhere. I’ve been saying that since the beginning. I love this team, I love Green Bay, I love everything about being a Packer. I love representing the city and the team. I want to be back. It’s not up to me. This is where I want to be.”
Lang, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2009. He has played out his four-year, $20.8 million contract that included $5,500,000 guaranteed and will now be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2016, Lang appeared in 13 games for the Packers and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. guard out of 77 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.