Packers OLB Vince Biegel Has Surgery on Injured Foot
Green Bay Packers fourth round pick Vince Biegel has had surgery to correct a foot injury, according to ESPN reporters Rob Demovsky and Adam Schefter.
According to Demovsky and Schefter, the injury was a Jones fracture. This type of injury can affect small bones in the foot and generally causes pain and swelling in the area of the break. It's a difficult bone to heal, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and has a higher chance of refracturing even after surgery to repair it.
Biegel missed two games during his final season at Wisconsin with the same injury. He also injured his hand during the Packers’ rookie orientation practices.
The Packers took Biegel with the 108th pick in this spring’s draft, which they acquired from the Cleveland Browns while trading out of the first round. Biegel was thought to be one of the sleeper picks of this year’s draft and was expected to push for playing time early as he provided new pass rush depth on Green Bay’s defense.
Now his availability for the start of training camp could be in jeopardy, forcing the Packers to rely even more heavily on fellow outside linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Jayrone Elliott.
If Biegel is unavailable when Green Bay opens camp on July 27, he would be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.