On Thursday, Packers HC Mike McCarthy announced that OLB Nick Perry was undergoing surgery on his hand and his status was unclear.
According to Jason La Canfora, Perry expected to miss two games following surgery on his injured finger. The good news, however, for Green Bay is that this is not considered to be a long-term issue.
Losing Perry for any period of time would be difficult for the Packers’ defense. One option could be to bring back Jayrone Elliott, who just cleared waivers on Wednesday.
Perry, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before testing the open market for the first time this year and eventually returning to the Packers on a five-year, $60 million contract that included an $18.5 million signing bonus.
Perry stands to make base salaries of $1.3 million and $1.9 million over the next two years.
In 2017, Perry has appeared in two games and recorded seven tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Packers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 edge defender out of 91 qualifying players.