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Report: Packers lineman Don Barclay tears ACL

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Offensive lineman Don Barclay proved to be a valuable reserve for the Green Bay Packers a season ago, starting 14 games at right tackle in place of an injured Bryan Bulaga.

Now it looks as though the Packers will have to get by without him.

According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Barclay suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday’s practice.

Barclay fell awkwardly on his right knee and was carted off the field. He was set to enter this season as the primary backup at both guard positions and right tackle.

“You typically don’t get a sixth guy that can play that many positions and has had that much experience with 20 games or started. That will be a big one if he’s down,” guard Josh Sitton said.

Barclay has appeared in 30 games over the last two season for Green Bay with 18 career starts.

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31 Responses to “Report: Packers lineman Don Barclay tears ACL”
  1. realfan41 says: Aug 5, 2014 11:48 PM

    Derek Sherrod, your table is ready. Please step up.

  2. jhein23 says: Aug 5, 2014 11:49 PM

    Thats too bad, I didn’t like him as a starter at RT. But I liked his versatility and think he could be a starter at Guard someday for the Packers or another team. He will be back strong again next summer. Get well soon Don.

  3. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 5, 2014 11:50 PM

    In all seriousness, that really sucks for that dude. How many Packers have to have serious injuries over the course of several years before the NFL conducts an investigation?

  4. hardspun says: Aug 5, 2014 11:56 PM

    you hate to see that

  5. tone360 says: Aug 5, 2014 11:57 PM

    Bear fan here… I hate to see this, preseason injuries suck.

  6. keramidas21 says: Aug 5, 2014 11:57 PM

    damn.

  7. thehatefulnerd says: Aug 6, 2014 12:02 AM

    No accountability for the training staff.

    Kind of like the defensive staff.

  8. rextraordinaire says: Aug 6, 2014 12:11 AM

    The Packers are starting earlier this year. Usually they don’t start with the whole getting hurt thing until at least week 3. At this rate they may even have enough time to have a second round of it before the playoffs.

    Seriously though, how is that every year the Packers and Bears get banged up a bunch, but a healthy Lions can’t capitalize and do better than 3rd in the division? And no, 2011 was a fluke.

  9. lambeauphan says: Aug 6, 2014 12:19 AM

    im getting really tired of all the injuries this team constantly has

  10. globalaxd says: Aug 6, 2014 12:26 AM

    We haven’t even played our first preseason game yet, and already we have two guys out for the season. How are the Packers so snake-bit by injuries?

    Sigh.

  11. nicopenelope says: Aug 6, 2014 12:28 AM

    Ugh, season ending injuries starting already.

  12. truckenlauten says: Aug 6, 2014 12:31 AM

    When is the bad luck going to stop for the Packers? Enough already.

  13. couchbasher says: Aug 6, 2014 1:02 AM

    uh oh… Goddell implements new rule. NO linemen, count to 20 mississippi.

  14. nostalgicsound says: Aug 6, 2014 1:06 AM

    LET THE INJURIES BEGIN!!

  15. jimmysee says: Aug 6, 2014 2:31 AM

    It’s an ACL-o-Rama in Green Bay.
    :-( :-(

  16. GenXJay says: Aug 6, 2014 4:21 AM

    A strict yoga regimen & he will be back in no time.

  17. squishman says: Aug 6, 2014 6:13 AM

    1. Vikings
    2. Bears
    3. Greenbay
    4. Kitties

    Skol!

  18. bassplucker says: Aug 6, 2014 7:19 AM

    Time for a change in the medical and training staffs in that organization. Or a karmic cleansing of the practice field. Maybe both. I’m a Bears fan, but this is just out of control for the Pack the last few years. My team got hit hard last year but it has become an every season thing in GB. Something about what they’re doing up there isnt working at all.

  19. f1restarter says: Aug 6, 2014 7:29 AM

    No worries. Someone will step up and become the next diamond in the rough, the kind Ted Thompson has been so good at unearthing.

    2014 NFC North will look like this:

    Packers 12-4
    Bears 10-6
    Lions 9-7
    Vikings 3-13

  20. hodag54501 says: Aug 6, 2014 8:06 AM

    Prediction: by mid-season the Packers will again be the most injured team in the NFL. Nothing changes. Yet instead of taking advantage of the Packers weakness, the rest of the NFC North will stumble, bumble, rumble, fall, toss their cookies, then complain when the Packers limp to the division title. Then Green Bay will play someone in the playoffs, get knocked around, lose and go home.
    The coaching staff and administration will say it was in part due to the injuries, but “the next man must step up”. Then they will spend the entire off season trying to fix the problems only to have them return again in the fall.
    And the cycle repeats.

  21. aa1829 says: Aug 6, 2014 8:08 AM

    Thats it. No more training camp and no more preseason games. Go right to the regular season and maybe we’ll be able to field a team, but this has been happening all over the league.

  22. simpmcgee says: Aug 6, 2014 9:11 AM

    I swear it’s the curse of Favre. Hopefully by retiring his number the curse will end, but it seems since he left we’ve leaf the NFL in injuries every season.

  23. wheezerswin says: Aug 6, 2014 9:45 AM

    At some point the coaching staff mainly strength and conditioning has to be blamed. It’s no coincidence the packers have way more injuries than any other team has ever had. Last year was the year of the hammy. And no one could make it back from it. This year is the year of the ACL

  24. cb2gbequalssb says: Aug 6, 2014 11:17 AM

    Can tear your ACL just getting of bed in the morning.. Surprising it doesn’t happen more in sports in general. Not worried until we see the Hammy injuries popping up..

  25. rikker12 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:35 AM

    Every team goes through injuries, so you people that think it has to do with the training staff need to wake up.
    You can’t prevent certain injuries. It’s just common sense.
    You going to blame the Redskins training staff for Thiesmans injury? What about Petersons knee injury.
    The list goes on people.
    Yea, GB has had some bad luck with injuries, but its not the training staff or how they practice. Its FOOTBALL!! (I’m yelling at ignorance)

  26. dragonfly99 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:26 PM

    If the NFL gave out a trophy for the most injuries, Green Bay would win it every year. Sure injuries are part of the game, but this trend is getting ridiculous. Somebody should look into what’s going on up there.

  27. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 6, 2014 12:57 PM

    Dang. Just reading this now. Bummer. Thought he played well last year. Get better, guy!

  28. axespray says: Aug 6, 2014 1:57 PM

    This is becoming a farce now – a dumb comedy skit.

    Enough with these darn injuries…. ugh!

  29. filthymcnastyi says: Aug 6, 2014 2:13 PM

    Pittsburgh is the REAL Title-town!

  30. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 6, 2014 3:14 PM

    I do enjoy the filthyMc-fill-in-the-blank copycat troll accounts! Good laughs!

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  31. icebowler says: Aug 6, 2014 9:23 PM

    I realize that the training staff has been under scrutiny lately because of all of the soft tissue injuries, but there is nothing they can do to prevent ligament tears. At least with early camp injuries, we have time to give another player the reps. On the other hand it’s time for the law of averages to kick in since GB has been in the top five of most injured teams in four of the past five years.

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