Packers' secondary hurting; King needs surgery

From ESPN - December 7, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Kevin King is headed for shoulder surgery. Davon House is not expected to practice Thursday, and Demetri Goodson is a long shot to play.

The Green Bay Packers' cornerbacks are all kinds of hurt heading into a must-win game at the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Thursday that the Packers put King, their top draft pick this year, on injured reserve a day earlier because he needs surgery on his ailing left shoulder -- an injury that has bothered him all season and dates to his college days at the University of Washington.

"He's a tough young man, no doubt about it," McCarthy said Thursday. "He's been dealing with it for quite some time. Just playing with the harness and trying to gut it out, I think it speak volumes. It just obviously got to a point there where it was time to do more scans and things like that, and the decision has been made for surgery."

King, a second-round pick (No. 33 overall), had hoped to avoid surgery until after the season.

"I appreciate the fact of what he's gone through from an injury standpoint, just fighting to get out there each and every week," McCarthy said. "I think he's a fine, fine young player."

Meanwhile, House will work in the rehab group Thursday after he missed Wednesday's practice because of a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. He played all but two snaps in that game.


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