The Green Bay Packers placed cornerback Kevin King on injured reserve Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, putting an end to the rookie’s season.
King, a 2nd-round pick (33rd overall) in this year’s draft, had played with a brace on his left shoulder all season.
His rookie season ends without an interception and just five passes defensed in nine games. He missed one game earlier this season because of a concussion.
King has been dealing with this shoulder issue since tearing his labrum during his freshman year at Washington, though he labeled it as “not a concern” in August.
Despite the injury, head coach Mike McCarthy was pleased with the work King did this season.
“I can’t give him enough credit for fighting through what he has,” McCarthy said. “These injuries are a challenge for every team, and that’s something that we’ve had to deal with a lot this year.”
The Packers replaced King on the active roster with cornerback Demetri Goodson, who was activated off the physically unable to perform list more than a year after he blew out his left knee last season.