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Packers OLB Nick Perry to have hand surgery

From ESPN - September 21, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second straight year, Nick Perry will need hand surgery.

The Green Bay Packers outside linebacker will undergo the operation this week, coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday. Last year, Perry missed two games in December after he underwent surgery to have multiple screws placed into several broken fingers on his left hand.

McCarthy would not say whether it was the same hand this time, but a source said the injury was much less severe and was only to treat one finger. Perry finished Sunday night's game at Atlanta with no apparent problem, playing 53 of 58 defensive snaps, including the final one of the game, but he showed up on the injury report Wednesday.

When Perry returned last season, he played with a large club cast on his surgically repaired hand and was still effective. He had two sacks in his Week 16 return and another in the regular-season finale to post a career-high 11 sacks.

"Until we get through the surgery, I do not really have a timeline for you," McCarthy said.

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