Packers Get Bad News on Kevin King Injury Update

Max Staley
Kevin King injury update hurts the Packers' defense going forward.
Kevin King injury update hurts the Packers' defense going forward. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King is dealing with a quad injury that has sidelined him for the team's last two games. Unfortunately, it seems as if King suffered a setback that forced him to miss yesterday's practice, and he appears unlikely to practice on Thursday as well.

This is a tough break for the Packers ahead of a Week 8 date with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings.

King had been solid in his four appearances this year. He received a 57.1 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, putting him at No. 67 among 118 qualified cornerbacks. That's certainly not mind-blowing production, but losing a league-average CB is never good.

And given the nature of this update, he appears unlikely to suit up this weekend. That could be troubling for this secondary in Week 8.

With the absolutely dominant Jaire Alexander likely to shadow Adam Thielen, Green Bay's other corners will be tasked with covering Justin Jefferson. That has not been easy.

Since earning a bigger role in Week 3, Minnesota's rookie wideout is averaging 116.8 receiving yards per game. Even a fully healthy Packers' secondary might've had trouble containing this guy.

The oddsmakers don't appear to be too worried, however. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Green Bay as a 7-point home favorite over Minnesota.

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