The Green Bay Packers will go into Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons without another one of their cornerbacks.
Starter Damarious Randall had surgery to repair a groin injury over the weekend. Randall is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Randall posted photos of himself in Philadelphia on Snapchat over the weekend. That’s where he had the surgery done, by core muscle surgeon Dr. William Meyers. Meyers has operated on several Packers players over the years and is considered the nation’s premier sports hernia surgeon.
The Packers are already without top corner Sam Shields, who was placed on injured reserve last week after missing four games with a concussion. Shields could come back in eight weeks but he could also be done for the season. The Packers also placed running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve with a designation to return in eight weeks. But by league rule, only one of those two players can come back and play.
Fellow cornerback Quinten Rollins also missed the last two games with a groin injury, but he’s expected back in the next week or two.
Second-year undrafted free agent LaDarius Gunter will continue to serve as the Packers top cover corner and is expected to draw coverage on Atlanta’s Julio Jones.