Shortly after being promoted to Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, the Packers’ Chris Gizzi sustained a pulled hamstring moving into his new office. Gizzi was a linebacker for the Packers in 2000 and 2001, playing a total of 23 games in two years and starting one and his dedication to playing over 70% of games has been a benchmark for the Packers’ entire team since his arrival. Until the recent incident with his hammy, Gizzi had been available for 73% of training days and meetings, a record among the S&C staff.
As to the current injury, Gizzi was carrying a box of unsold copies of the book “Sometimes I Play” a biography of Nick Perry co-written by Mark Lovat.
“Yeah, it’s an unabridged account of every impactful snap that Nick Perry had since he signed his big contract,” said Gizzi, “It’s not a weighty tome, more of a pamphlet really. I must have forgotten to stretch because that whole box couldn’t weigh more than four pounds.”
Gizzi will join the rehab group this off-season, which includes Perry, along with Kevin King, Mike Daniels, Bryan Bulaga, David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Bashaud Breeland, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Rodgers, Equanimeous St. Brown, Kentrell Brice, Raven Greene, Tra Carson, the waterboy, the Packers accountant, former Packers injury great Derek Sherrod, Corey Linsley’s dog Lulu, the guy from the discount double check commercials, five draft picks yet to be named and a partridge in a pear tree.
He expects a full recovery and availability as early as November 3.
When asked if the current injury was a exacerbation of the injury that cost him playing time in ’00 and ’01, he said, “Ha! No, no…this injury has nothing to do with way back then…that was a groin.”
New S&C Coordinator Gizzi Pulls a Hammy Moving into His Office