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Reports: Packers’ Vince Biegel had surgery last week, expected to miss time until training camp

An injury-riddled start to Biegel’s NFL career.

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It certainly has not been an easy start to an NFL career for former Wisconsin Badgers outside linebacker Vince Biegel.

Biegel underwent foot surgery last week, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky and Adam Schefter and PackersNews.com’s Ryan Wood.

Demovsky reported the injury was a Jones fracture, the same injury that forced Biegel to miss two games last season against Michigan and Ohio State.

ESPN’s report said the injury will cost Biegel “the remainder of the offseason,” with the Green Bay Packers “hopeful” the 2016 Badgers captain can return for the start of training camp in late July. Wood’s report states the linebacker “is expected to be ready” for camp, though the team may be “cautious.”

This is Biegel’s second injury within his first month of being a Packer. During the rookie orientation minicamp a couple of weekends ago, he suffered a hand injury. Along with head coach Mike McCarthy, Biegel told reporters it was minor.

Later that weekend, he wore a precautionary small club/cast.

Biegel was the first pick of the fourth round (108th overall) and is expected to compete for playing time in training camp at outside linebacker, a position group that needs depth and production outside of Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.