When the Packers and Steelers face off next Sunday in the Super Bowl, one of the few former Chiefs involved in the game might be forced to sit out. Green Bay LB Erik Walden was the only player for the Packers that did not participate in practice on Friday.
Walden is being held out of all practices until the team gets to Dallas. That will give him time to rest his sprained left ankle, an injury he sustained in the third quarter against the Bears. It was a non-contact injury that he said was the result of the poor footing on the turf at Soldier Field, which he called “terrible.”
“I rolled it because it just got stuck in the grass,” Walden said.
Walden said his injury wasn’t the dreaded high-ankle sprain and that he should be able to practice on Wednesday for the first scheduled workout of Super Bowl week.
With Walden likely to be back at practice next week, hopefully — along with TE Tom Crabtree — we will be able to see former Chiefs on both sides of the ball for the Packers. My guess is that nothing short of a broken leg will keep the 25-year old, who is already on his fourth team, off of the field next Sunday.