Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams back at practice after injury

The Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, left, breaks up a pass intended for the Packers’ Davante Adams during their game on Sept. 10 in Green Bay, Wis. (AP photo)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Receiver Davante Adams was back on his feet, in uniform, bouncing around the practice field and joking with teammates.

It was a welcome sight for the Green Bay Packers.

Adams returned to practice Wednesday after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan that led to the receiver being carted off the field.

Adams was taken to a hospital for evaluation after being knocked out of the game on Sept. 28 and was released the next day. Adams is in the concussion protocol, though his return to practice on a limited basis is a good sign.

“I’m just glad to see him walking again, more importantly,” receiver Randall Cobb said. “When I went to the hospital and saw him the other night he was back to his normal self, joking around, trying to break out of the hospital. I’m just glad to see him in good health.”

The Packers' Davante Adams, left, celebrates his touchdown catch with Randall Cobb during the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wis. (AP photo)

Trevathan’s two-game suspension by the NFL was reduced to one this week. Coach Mike McCarthy said he understood the league’s decision.

“Discipline action in this league, there’s a process that’s in existence for quite some time and I’m comfortable with the process and understand the decision,” McCarthy said.

Adams’ injury was the latest in a long string of maladies that dogged the Packers over the first quarter of the season. Starting running back Ty Montgomery was also knocked out of the Bears game with broken ribs.

The weekend off seemed to do the team a lot of good. Wednesday was the first day back on the practice field, but there was already a noticeable difference in prep work on Tuesday.