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J.C. Tretter out for “multiple” weeks with knee injury

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The Packers lost a defensive lineman in Friday’s game against the Raiders when defensive tackle B.J. Raji tore his biceps and Sunday brought word that they’ll also be without their starting center for a while.

Coach Mike McCarthy said at his press conference that center J.C. Tretter suffered a “significant” knee injury and will be out for “multiple” weeks as a result. Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com reports that Tretter is expected to miss five or six weeks.

“Once the ones went out of the game, and once he settled down, that’s when it started bothering him,” McCarthy said. “It was bothering him at halftime, then when I got back in here after the game [the medical staff] ended up putting him on crutches.”

Tretter, a 2013 fourth-round pick, broke his ankle last summer and missed the entire season. Corey Linsley, a fifth-round pick this year, is the next man up at the position. The Packers’s offensive line depth already took a hit this summer when Don Barclay tore his ACL, so things will be stretched even thinner in the early weeks of the season.

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38 Responses to “J.C. Tretter out for “multiple” weeks with knee injury”
  1. ptisme says: Aug 24, 2014 5:22 PM

    This started getting old about two years ago:(

  2. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 24, 2014 5:27 PM

    He might have come in handy at Seattle.

  3. codythao35 says: Aug 24, 2014 5:27 PM

    Packers keep dumping busted players. Might as well dump all of the roster and let Ted Thompson play D and WR. Oh wait, no one to throw him the ball!!!!!!!

  4. thevikesarebest says: Aug 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    Thanks for the 2 wins this year cheeseheads,the vikings will know how to win playoff games representing the NFC north,the packers won’t win anything anytime soon.BTW,C.patterson will be a Star.SKOL

  5. packsoldier says: Aug 24, 2014 5:39 PM

    Green Bay could lose half their roster to injury and they’d still curb-stomp the Vikes twice. Poor little Queenies.

  6. onbucky96 says: Aug 24, 2014 5:40 PM

    Fire Dr.McKenzie and the entire training staff, these guys are ALWAYS hurt.

  7. stellarperformance says: Aug 24, 2014 5:51 PM

    Packers know how to win despite this seasonal phenomena. The numerous injuries to the Packers every year is the football gods bringing parity to the league. If it weren’t for the injuries, the Packers would have four SuperBowls in a row. They still own the division……especially the Vikings.

  8. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 24, 2014 5:56 PM

    Dropping like flies….

  9. filthymcfunny1 says: Aug 24, 2014 6:00 PM

    4 x champs and they’ll never see a 5th courtesy of the 49ers baby!

  10. cribbage12 says: Aug 24, 2014 6:02 PM

    This kid was having a hell of a camp and got himself into shape physically to match his superior smarts. Even Rodgers went out of his way to praise him. Hate to see a guy SO committed to success have a setback like this. Heal quickly JC. Hopefully he’s on PUP or IR designated for return. GoPackGo!

  11. yeahimapackerfan says: Aug 24, 2014 6:07 PM

    Patterson is already a star. The Vikings have a pro-bowler there for sure possibly more… we’ll see. In the case of my team this is devastating as the new center only has 11 days to prepare.

  12. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    Even with Rodgers missing half the season last year the Queen’s couldn’t even keep themselves out of the basement. Nothing has changed.

    Patterson is already a star? SKOLOLOLOL!!!
    If kick returners are stars then I guess he is.

    Most people don’t consider WR’s who can only run bubble screen routes and go for 470 yards/4 TD’s in season a star. It won’t get any better with the trash they have in Tedmatt Casselwater at the helm.

  13. idontknowanythingaboutthat says: Aug 24, 2014 6:34 PM

    What happened to the yoga classes??????????

  14. Norseman says: Aug 24, 2014 7:08 PM

    Hope the backup QB is ready- Rodgers ain’t gonna make it through this year either with that Oline.

  15. dragonfly99 says: Aug 24, 2014 7:55 PM

    Once again the Packers will lead the league in injuries.

  16. joker65 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:12 PM

    6-10

  17. lnfinite says: Aug 24, 2014 8:21 PM

    Packer fans………. How soon they start talking about the past again since there is NOTHING to look forward to this year……………………….

  18. avr29 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:18 PM

    Week 1 is looking like a nightmare for the Packers. 2 lineman will miss the game with injury (Barclay and now Tretter), which happens to be against one if the best defenses in the loudest stadium. Add that the Seattle offense looks as though it’s capable of being just as dangerous as the defense, and the loss of Raji coupled with Hayward’s potential injury, and it might be a start to forget.

  19. ariani1985 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:26 PM

    That is what you get for skipping mandatory mini camp for yoga!

  20. lifesuckshereinloserville says: Aug 24, 2014 9:32 PM

    Packers start 0-6 on the way to a 6-10 season!

  21. revelation123 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:12 PM

    Their team motto is “next man up”.

    The Packers have the best depth they’ve had since they won their last Lombardi. They also won their last Super Bowl with the most injured team in the NFL.

  22. lifesuckshereinloserville says: Aug 24, 2014 10:55 PM

    Their team motto should be “can we make it out of the first round”.

  23. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 24, 2014 10:58 PM

    Not to worry. I’ve been assured by a certain frequent commenter that it’s much better to build depth with multiple 6th- and 7th-round picks than it is to accumulate talent with multiple first-round picks. Clearly, the Packers have the deepest team in the league so all these injuries shouldn’t faze them at all.

  24. txbearmeat says: Aug 24, 2014 11:14 PM

    Norseman says:

    Hope the backup QB is ready- Rodgers ain’t gonna make it through this year either with that Oline.
    ——————-

    Listen to the Viking fans barely hold their glee in…. except once again, they’re misinformed. Last year, GB’s OL was rated in the top 10 in the NFL… and this year they have all the pieces to be better (even with Tretter missing a few weeks).

  25. ariani1985 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:22 PM

    Packers and first round busts go together like bacon and eggs!

  26. purplezimmerpride says: Aug 24, 2014 11:39 PM

    Still no real hope for my Vikings NFC North worst defense.

  27. doe22us says: Aug 25, 2014 12:13 AM

    Vikings fans are either comical or delusional or both, i actually dont remember the last time they won something in the NFC North, its been a while.

  28. boomboombrown says: Aug 25, 2014 5:08 AM

    Packers= sand

  29. usedjock says: Aug 25, 2014 8:52 AM

    I will ignore the Vikings trolls because all they can hang their hats on is that the Packers have a ton of injuries while their team still flounders trying to put something in their empty trophy case.

    Anyhow can one team be so snake bit by injuries for what the last 4-5 years in a row?

  30. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 25, 2014 9:19 AM

    Bad news for the Vikings. He’ll be ready to play against them.

    Skolol

  31. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 25, 2014 9:52 AM

    How could a fourth round guy (Tretter) be considered a 1st round bust?

  32. purpleguy says: Aug 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    I’m ashamed to admit that I watched a Pack game, but will readily admit that I thought Tretter looked like a good player. Too bad he’s hurt.

    With the early rash of Packer injuries becoming about as predictable as the changing of the leaves, this has to be more than a coincidence. Does MM practice too hard? Don’t they stretch/prepare/condition enough? Does the training and medical staff stink? What the heck is the deal?

  33. carbonriver says: Aug 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    Going to be a long night to open the season for Rogers. Rookie center playing his first real game, playing his first game period with the QB and doing it all using the silent count. 8 sacks in the fail marry game had nothing to do with the refs and the Hawks pass rush is better now. Bennett and Schofield could have a field day coming up the middle.

  34. stellarperformance says: Aug 25, 2014 10:09 PM

    Linsley was a first team all Big 10 at center. He has played more center than Tretter has. He was earmarked for a possible starting role as soon as he was drafted. I know he’s a rookie, but sometimes rookies get their chance sooner than expected. Rodgers says they’re ready. Lacy is ready. Peppers is ready. I’m ready.

  35. lateefthetruthspeaker says: Aug 25, 2014 10:38 PM

    Was a nice run. How long before Rodgers demands to be traded?

  36. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 26, 2014 12:44 AM

    Geez, all I can think for him is “oh nuts!”. Bad deal geez. GO PACK

    >

  37. Frazier28/7 says: Aug 26, 2014 10:00 AM

    Uh oh guys

  38. ariani1985 says: Aug 26, 2014 4:19 PM

    can the worst O-line in the league get worse?
    Probably not…….

    #notready

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