Colledge could miss first game (Football)

September 25, 2010
Daryn Colledge

Daryn Colledge’s streak of consecutive games could be in jeopardy.

The offensive lineman with the Green Bay Packers – and one of only three Alaskans in the NFL – has played in 121 straight games dating back to his college days at Boise State.

Colledge, of North Pole fame, hasn’t missed a game since probably high school.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound starter suffered a knee injury this week in practice, throwing his status up in the air for Monday’s game against the Bears.

“I think any time Daryn Colledge misses practice, it’s a concern,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy told the media. “Daryn has been a very reliable player for us. He doesn’t miss a practice.”

Colledge hasn’t missed a game in his five NFL seasons and started all but four of those 69 games (including playoffs).

He doesn’t believe his streak is at risk.

“I wouldn’t be too concerned,” he told reporters. “I haven’t missed a game yet. So, I’m planning on being out there Monday.

“I think the concern is more getting me ready for the game,” he added. “Did going out there and pushing it today outweigh the opportunity to go play this Monday? I think the game is more important at this point to the coaches.”

UPDATE: Colledge started and played the entire game, although the Packers lost 20-17.

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