Packers defensive tackle Josh Boyd suffers torn ankle ligaments

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While the Packers might have been fortunate with today’s news on running back Eddie Lacy, the news wasn’t all good.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, an MRI on Packers defensive tackle Josh Boyd showed torn ankle ligaments to go with a broken small bone, which could put his season in jeopardy.

Boyd was hauled off on a cart last night, and the immediate reaction of players huddling around him seemed to indicate they thought it was serious.

While the loss would leave them thin up front, they are just a week away from Letroy Guion’s return from suspension.

17 responses to “Packers defensive tackle Josh Boyd suffers torn ankle ligaments

  1. I do hope that the NFL can fine Seahawks J.R. Sweezy (#64) for the play that resulted in Boyd’s injury.

    If you watch the replay, Boyd is about 3-4 yards away from the play. He has stopped, as has most of the other players. However, Lynch had not stopped and he ends up moving the pile forward a couple of yards.

    Right before Lynch moves the pile forward. Sweezy blindside “blocks” Boyd to the ground. The pile then moves on top of Boyd, injuring him.

    I thought it was a needless and illegal play at the time. And I hope Sweezy apologizes to Boyd for it. He won’t, I know.

  2. My Son is going through the same injury. He got hurt the 2nd week of his Junior College football practice during a fumble drill. Cleat didn’t let go of the turf, he rolled back on top of his ankle. Going to have surgery on it. Was red shirted this year.

    Best of luck on a speedy recovery.

    Vikings fan.

  3. “Looks like it is going to be an ex-Viking to the rescue.”

    Latroy would rather forget those dark days of his career playing for that 3rd rate organization.

  4. Defense gave an inspired effort except for a couple of series, especially with Guion out and Boyd getting hurt. Seahawk (and of course Viking) fans were sure that Lynch was going to run wild, but the Packer D kept him under 50. This isn’t an A.J. Hawk defense anymore.

  5. So anyone that questions authority or makes up their own mind based on the evidence available is a wackjob?
    You are probably better off being a happy fool, so carry on.

    Packers defense played well, but you will need to improve a lot to stop the Seahawks from owning the NFC again. It may not look like it right now, but when Russ, Beastmode, and Jimmy finally figure out how to run the read-option with dump off passes, there will be no stopping the Hawks from rolling. You couldn’t solve Kaep and the 9ers and you won’t stop TheRussellWilsonShow.

    Go Hawks!

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