Packers coach Mike McCarthy calls Green’s injury “very unfortunate,” saying his play had been improving and the team expected him to make an impact this season. Green will have surgery, although no timeline has been established.
Green appeared to sustain the injury on a first-quarter kickoff against the Vikings.
Green was a third-round draft pick out of Hawaii and had seen time mostly on special teams. He missed some time earlier in the season with an Achilles’ injury.
It is unclear when the Packers will place Green on injured reserve, and McCarthy said he and general manager Ted Thompson were discussing potential additions to the roster.
Alex Green seemed to be doing very well in Green Bay. The coaches liked the fact that he could catch balls out of the backfield, and has been used quite a bit on special teams.
A season ending injury is rough, especially for a rookie. We will have to see if the Packers choose to keep him. They did spend a third round pick on him, so I doubt he will be cut, but you never know in the NFL.