Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk is keeping busy during the NFL labor dispute. His wrist, which required surgery to repair ligament damage that included inserting pins and wearing a cast for a few months, is “perfectly fine for training camp,” he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The surgery took place right after Super Bowl XLV, and he now wears a brace while working out six days a week.
“I played the whole year with it, so it’s fine; it will be all right,” he said. The defending Super Bowl champions might hold players-only practices, but are working out independently for now, Hawk said. “The most the defense can do when we get together is seven-on-seven,” he said. “I can understand quarterbacks throwing to receivers and stuff like that. I think it’s more of a camaraderie thing.”