Packers' Hawk on mend after wrist surgery: 'I feel pretty good'

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has enough confidence in his surgically repaired right wrist to hit the driving range in preparation for a 54-hole golf tournament he plans to attend in July.

"(The driving range) was my first chance giving it a chance to swing," Hawk told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday. "I feel pretty good. I can't swing as hard as I would like. Since it is my right wrist, it's kind of hard to snap through, I guess."

Doctors repaired ligament damage during the surgery, which included inserting pins in the wrist, and Hawk had to wear a cast for a few months. He said the last piece of hardware was taken out last week.

Hawk told the Journal Sentinel in May that his wrist would be "perfectly fine for training camp."

The Packers released Hawk in March before re-signing him to a five-year, $33.7 million deal. The five-year veteran has appeared in every regular-season game for the Packers since being selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Hawk will be joined at his third American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and kicker Mason Crosby.

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