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Darnell Savage Offers Badass Response to Hamstring Injury

Larry Rupp
Darnell Savage offered a badass response to his hamstring injury.
Darnell Savage offered a badass response to his hamstring injury. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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It was just another one-on-one drill for starting safety Darnell Savage as he covered wide receiver Amari Rodgers during the Packers' "Family Night" practice on Friday night. Only this time, he pulled up late in the route with a hamstring injury. Savage had some badass thoughts after the situation, though.

Green Bay Packers News

"I don't think it's a concern. It's a fast-people injury. Some of those things you can't avoid. I'll just handle it the right way and listen to those guys back there and I'll be all right."

Darnell Savage on his hamstring injury

Savage spent the rest of the night on the sideline with ice wrapped around his leg. No updates have been released by the team, but no one seemed overly concerned that it was a substantial issue. Vernon Scott took his place as the defense had another great showing against the starting offense.

Green Bay returns a majority of a defensive roster that held opponents to 21.3 points per game during the 2021 season (T-No. 9 in NFL). Specifically, Savage posted 63 tackles (2.0 for loss), 9 pass breakups and 2 interceptions. He also allowed only 13.4 yards per completion when targeted.

The most important part of Savage's game may be his consistency. The 2019 first-round pick started in 51 of a possible 54 games during his first three seasons and it led to his fifth-year option being exercised by the team. Keep an eye on whether or not he appears in any preseason action this fall.

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