Packers Zombo breaks scapula in pregame warmups

The Green Bay Packers were forced to deal with far more injuries than the typical Super Bowl champion a year ago.

Now, they’ve got one on their hands before the 2011 season has started.

Linebacker Frank Zombo suffered a broken scapula in pregame warmups at Lambeau Field on Friday, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Yes, warmups.

Zombo went ahead and played in the game, believing he had suffered a bruise.

"I was just going through normal drills and I got hit in the back by a helmet," Zombo said. "My arm kind of went numb, but I just played. I guess it was just adrenaline.
"Afterwards, I didn't think much about it, but I wanted to get it looked at."

The speculation is Zombo could be sidelined four to six weeks, keeping him out until October. It’s not a crushing blow. Erik Walden has been excelling at outside linebacker, but Zombo adds depth and he likely would have found a role in pass-rushing situations.

Now, the Packers must pick up where they left off last season, managing injuries.

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