The Green Bay Packers have placed star cornerback Jaire Alexander on injured reserve with a shoulder injury he suffered last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Green Bay Head Coach Matt LaFleur is hopeful that the shoulder injury will not require surgery during the season and Alexander will be able to return this year. Now that the Packers have placed him on injured reserve, Alexander will have to spend at least three weeks off of the field. This is a blow to an already hobbled Green Bay defense.
The #Packers placed standout CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, knocking him out three games. Coach Matt LaFleur had said the hope is for him to put off surgery and play this season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2021
If #Packers win in Cincy, they won’t just have a nice victory over an upstart Bengals team on the road. They’ll be 4-1 with:
— Za’Darius Smith on IR
— Jaire Alexander on IR
— MVS on IR
— David Bakhtiari on PUP
— Elgton Jenkins out at least 2 games
That’s pretty damn impressive.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 9, 2021
Jaire Alexander is considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and is probably the best defensive player on the Packers roster right now. This team needs their star cornerback on the field guarding the opposing team’s best wide receiver. The shoulder injury sounds like it will need surgery at some point, but perhaps it can wait until the offseason. Football players play hurt often enough, but that decision will have to be made once more is learned about the injury.
It’s impossible to understand how amazing this interception by Jaire Alexander is… He just picked off a boundary seam route as the FIELD corner. ???pic.twitter.com/8YY5I1sPVr
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) September 27, 2021
The important thing to consider is the long-term health of Jaire Alexander moving forward. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see Alexander healthy and back on the field as soon as possible.