The Green Bay Packers saw a key offensive linemen suffer a significant injury on Sunday.
Packers right guard Lane Taylor suffered a serious knee injury in the team’s Week 1 win against the Vikings. NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweets it’s a season-ending injury that requires surgery. This is the second consecutive season in which Taylor has been hit with a season-ending injury. A biceps injury in September 2019 limited Taylor to just two games last season. Taylor, 30, missed just three games in three seasons prior to the start of the 2019 campaign.
It’s a rough start on the injury front for Green Bay, which also saw left guard Lucas Patrick leave the game early due to a shoulder injury. Coming into the game, the Packers were already without right tackle Billy Turner. So that’s three starting offensive linemen who are banged up in the early season for Green Bay. Yikes. That’s a whole bunch of bad injury luck, at one position group, in the early going of the season.
We’ll keep an eye on how the defending NFC North champs adjust to the injuries and re-work their line in the coming days.