Lang suffered ‘just some MCL damage;’ Raji hopeful

Veteran right guard had MRI Monday

T.J. Lang doesn’t expect to miss any time with the right knee injury he suffered during Sunday’s win over the St. Louis Rams.

The Green Bay Packers veteran right guard said in an iMessage that an MRI Monday showed only minor damage to his medial collateral ligament and that he expects to play against the San Diego Chargers next Sunday at Lambeau Field.

“It’s just some MCL damage in my knee – nothing serious,” Lang wrote. “I should be able to go this week.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy refused to update the status of any of the three key contributors – Lang, nose tackle B.J. Raji (groin) and outside linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder) – that the Packers lost to injury in Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Rams.

But Lang’s closest friend on the team, fellow guard Josh Sitton, said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Lang in the lineup.

“He’s a pretty tough son of a bitch,” Sitton said. “I wouldn’t be shocked.”
Meanwhile, Raji got good news on his groin injury, saying that his MRI showed “just inflammation” and that he will take this week “day by day.”

Raji said watching film of the play on which he was injured, it appeared his foot got caught in the turf and caused him to twist awkwardly.

“With these injuries, I was told a couple days could be a big difference,” Raji replied when asked if he thought he’d practice on Wednesday. “I just don’t know at this point.”