Unfortunately, it sounds like linebacker Sam Barrington‘s season already is over. The Packers believe that his foot injury is serious enough to rule him out until 2016, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. An Instagram post from the linebacker earlier today appears to confirm the speculation:
“[sic] sometimes we encounter those humbling moments in life when the first thing we want to do is ask why….feel sorry for ourselves…expect sympathy. This is not one of those times. Going to hurt like hell to not be out there in that Green and Yellow with my teammates. But this is my destiny. It’s still my job, to be a leader, a teammate, a brother. This is where I’m supposed to be. It’s life. It’s football. Thank you for the support guys. 2015 is our year. I’ll be back to tear [expletive] up next year. That’s a promise. Write that down. #AllLove”
Barrington, 25 in early October, emerged as a regular for Green Bay in 2014, appearing in 14 games with seven starts. In total, the former seventh-round pick racked up 66 tackles, two pass deflections, and one sack.