Adams plans smart, wait-and-see approach to comeback

Adams plans smart, wait-and-see approach to comeback

Burned once by trying to come back too soon from his sprained left ankle and making matters worse, Davante Adams plans to take a wait-and-see approach to his return.

The Green Bay Packers second-year wide receiver sat out Sunday’s 17-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium and said afterward that he’s not putting any sort of timetable on coming back – even though he’d love to play next Sunday against St. Louis.

“I’m just trying to pretty much take it day-by-day,” Adams said after watching the game from the sideline. “You want to be smart on it. The last thing I want to do is [come back too soon]. I came back last time and re-aggravated it so I’m just trying to be smart.”

Adams was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on Saturday after not practicing all week. He initially injured the ankle against Seattle on Sept. 20, returned to play in the second half of that game, then started on Sept. 28 against Kansas City but lasted only three plays before exiting. Adams said during the week that the injury is not a dreaded high-ankle sprain but rather a run-of-the-mill sprain.

Asked what the approach will be this week, Adams replied, “Just wait and see how I’m feeling. I’m trying to be smart more than anything. I don’t want keep messing up. It’s a long season.”

Without Adams and Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who was lost for the year when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a preseason game at Pittsburgh on Aug. 23, the Packers’ wide receiving corps consisted of Randall Cobb, James Jones, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis Sunday. No. 5 receiver Jared Abbrederis, called up from the practice squad on Saturday, was active but did not play.