Jordan Love Could 'Potentially' Miss Time with Injury, Per Packers' LaFleur

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 15, 2021

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love works out at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Green Bay quarterback and two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers will participate in a conference call, Friday, May 15, 2020, that gives him a chance to make his first public comments since the Packers drafted quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love could possibly miss time after suffering a shoulder injury in the team's first preseason game against the Houston Texans.

"I think he's doing fine," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters. "It's something, though, that is significant enough where he could miss a couple days of practice. We'll see where he's at at the end of the week, but we're going to kind of take it day to day."

LaFleur later said Love could "potentially" miss Green Bay's next preseason game against the New York Jets.

Earlier Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Love was "unlikely" to miss time after an MRI on his shoulder came back clean, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

After Love suffered the injury against the Texans, he said it "just kind of feels like a little strain-ish" when speaking to reporters.

It was the first game action for the second-year player.

The Packers surprised a lot of people when they traded up to select Love No. 26 overall in the 2020 NFL draft. He certainly has a lot of potential, though, as evidenced by his performance as a college sophomore with 3,567 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. 

Green Bay is set at quarterback for the near term with Aaron Rodgers returning to the fold, but Love is likely considered the future at the position.

Even though Love doesn't figure to see significant playing time, missing out on reps at this point in his development is significant. The Packers view him as a long-term bet and need him to get as much time as possible now to avoid a steep learning curve when he eventually does play. 

Kurt Benkert played at quarterback Saturday with Love out and could see more action behind Rodgers with the latest injury.