MARK TAUSCHER HAS TORN ACL, OUT FOR SEASON

Packers offensive tackle Mark Tauscher tore the ACL in his left knee on Sunday and will be placed on injured reserve by the team this week. Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement when he spoke to the media on Monday.
The plan is to operate on the knee once the swelling goes down. McCarthy said that will “hopefully” by the end of next week. Tauscher previously hurt the knee in 2002, spraining the MCL and tearing the ACL, which cost him all but two games of his season.
Tauscher has stared 120 games at right tackle for the Packers since joining the team as a seventh-round draft pick from Wisconsin in 2000. He is a free agent after the season which could mean Sunday’s loss to the Texans will be his last game as a member of the Packers.

22 responses to “MARK TAUSCHER HAS TORN ACL, OUT FOR SEASON

  1. The Packers have been completely decimated with injuries this year. It’s just one of those seasons. We got Charles Woodson starting at safety, he’s like our fifth string safety.
    Losing Cullin Jenkins was huge, and KGB’s knee was never right this year, even before he was released outright.
    Our defensive line is where the main problem is. We have depth to plug all the other holes.
    This is the best 5-8 team I’ve ever seen. We lost 5 games by a total of 14 points, all because Aaron Rodgers rallies us for 4th quarter come from behing scoring drives, but the defense gives up the win at the end.
    We’ll be ok next year.

  2. Sorry to hear that.. I actually like a few Packer players and Tauscher is one of them.. I like Aaron Kampman as well.. Get well soon Tauscher..

  3. And the nightmare season continues for the Packers
    Tauscher was truly one of the hidden gems not only on the team but in the league. Ron Wolf picked him in the 7th round and all he’s done is play at a Pro Bowl level the last 7 1/2 seasons.

  4. Sucks to be a Fat, cheesy, sausage faced slob wearing green and gold or burnt blaze orange.
    Bye Bye Packers… see ya next year!

  5. Shouldn’t they maybe wait to put him on IR, just in case he could come back for the playoffs… like the Pats did with Thomas

  6. Love ya, Mark. Heart and soul kinda guy. Hate to see him go, if he does.
    The O-line clearly needs an overhaul, but not by getting rid of Tausch.

  7. MNFANINAZ says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Sucks to be a Fat, cheesy, sausage faced slob wearing green and gold or burnt blaze orange.
    Bye Bye Packers… see ya next year!
    Another classy comment on an injured player by a Vike fan. Good luck in the first round of the playoffs when the William’s are suspended, and you face Carolina or Atlanta, and they run ya over.

  8. MNFANINAZ says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Sucks to be a Fat, cheesy, sausage faced slob wearing green and gold or burnt blaze orange.
    Bye Bye Packers… see ya next year!
    —————————–
    What an insightful, intelligent comment! Thank you for that. Good luck to the Vikings as the presumptive NFCN champs. Those selfish Packers and Bears have kept ownership of the division away from the Lions and Vikings for the last 6 years. I’m proud to see you finally do it!

  9. Injuries was not allowed to be used as an excuse for Mike Sherman. Nor was a 500 record good enough to save Ray Rhodes.

  10. Typical Classless reply by a Vikings’ fan.
    Real fans of football do not revel in injuries to players of ANY team.

  11. Odds are better than even that Tauscher ends up a Viking next year. He (and our LT Clifton) never fit McCarthy’s Zone Blocking System. There was already talk that Tauscher wouldn’t be back next year, but I think this could very well clinch that.
    Seems like Cliffy’s breaking down too. The Packers have alot of young linemen that they’re developing, though.

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  13. Tauscher was one of their best linemen this year. I hope he’s back next year. He can definitely still play and is a veteran leader. The Packers need to ditch the zone blocking scheme and go back to running the power gap plays they had when Sherman was the head coach. The Pack has tried zone blocking the past 3 years and still can’t get the tough inside yards when they need them.

  14. I wish a speedy recovery and complete healing for Tausch.He’s been a class guy and a good team leader for the Pack.I hope he can come back and finish his career in Green Bay.

  15. well that is lame…hopefully this helps TT realize he needs to address the O and D lines for next year. the difference between 13-3 and what looks like 8-8 or worse, so far 14 points…..WOW thats tuff to handle. what a shitty deal.

  16. Boo hoo for the Fudgepackers. They haven’t lost their starting QB for even one game since Favre won the starting job and for most years the Fudge have been one of the healthier teams in the league. It’s about time your team faces the same injury problems the rest of the league does.

  17. Everyone remember what happened to the Red Sox when they traded Babe Ruth? This looks to be the curse of Brett Favre! No way Taucher is in GB next year. TT and MM have proved they do not want an old or aging anyone. He’ll be back somewhere though. He is a good OT.

  18. “Shouldn’t they maybe wait to put him on IR, just in case he could come back for the playoffs… like the Pats did with Thomas ”
    Umm,Green Bay isn’t making the playoffs. Can’t tell if you are being sarcastic or are just stupid.
    Second,a 300 pound OLman is not going to be able to play with a torn ACL after 3 weeks. He’s torn the ACL before..his career could be over given his age.
    Tauscher is not in our (Teds) future plans,he’s probably giddy some 5th rounder now gets to play.

  19. MNFANINAZ says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Sucks to be a Fat, cheesy, sausage faced slob wearing green and gold or burnt blaze orange.
    Bye Bye Packers… see ya next year!
    HEY CAN YA TELL ME WHERE TO GET A VIKINGS T SHIRT THAT LISTS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THEY HAVE WON,MY GRANDKID LIKES THE VIKINGS,SO I WANTED TO GET HIM A SHIRT THAT SHOWS ALL THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THEY HAVE LIKE THE SHIRT I HAVE THAT LISTS ALL 12 PACKER WORLD CHAMPIOPNSHIPS…….

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