LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers is helped off the field after being injured against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Davante Adams ‘unlikely’ to play against Cardinals

The Green Bay Packers likely won’t have receiver Davante Adams available when they take on the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Round.

A source told Rob Demovsky of ESPN that the Packers “fear” Adams sprained his PCL, an injury that would likely keep the second-year receiver from taking part in Saturday’s showdown.

After a disappointing season in which he fought both injuries and inconsistency, Adams showed some signs of life during the Wild Card Round—catching four passes, including a touchdown, during Green Bay’s 35-18 win over the Washington Redskins. He made a leaping catch over a defender for 20 yards on a third-down play, before getting open in the corner of the end zone for a score from Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter.

Adams suffered the injury when Packers tight end Richard Rodgers came down awkwardly on his teammate’s knee after a second-half reception.

Losing him now could damage Green Bay chances of upsetting the Cardinals.

The Packers’ offense finally found a pulse in Washington, as Rodgers snapped out of his funk and threw a pair of scores. Green Bay scored 35 of the game’s final 42 points, including Adams’ second-quarter touchdown, to run away with an 17-point win.

If Adams can’t go, expect second-year receiver Jared Abbrederis—who caught two passes and a two-point conversion against the Redskins—to take over his role in Green Bay’s preferred three-receiver sets.

Zach Kruse

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