Jake Ryan has torn ACL, out for the year

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The tests are in, and the results are not good.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Packers linebacker Jake Ryan has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, which will end his season before it began.

Ryan was carted off during practice Monday, and it took them a bit to get a clear look at the damage.

The 2015 fourth-rounder had developed into a regular starter (12 games last year), and leaves them thin in the middle of their defense alongside Blake Martinez.

41 responses to “Jake Ryan has torn ACL, out for the year

  1. Not a packer fan but this sucks. Ryan plays hard and would have helped that defense. Hope he rehabs well and gets back on the field next year.

  2. Another Ted Thompson flop.
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    He’s a 2-down run stuffer. Nobody expected him to be Brian Urlacher.

    .. and Capers “defense” was an abomination.

    Would have been nice to see what a competent coordinator could do with this guy.

  3. This is a shame. Ryan seems to be a decent guy and he’s been solid, albeit unspectacular, kind of like AJ Hawk. Good run stuffer, not great in coverage. I would like to have seen Ryan in Pettine’s defense to see if there was any difference in his game going forward. Could have been better, could have been worse, could have been the same. Hopefully he makes it back.

    In the meantime, let us hope Oren Burks learns how to play the game at this level sooner rather than later. He’s definitely got the athleticism.

  4. bondlake says:
    August 1, 2018 at 10:30 am
    Another Ted Thompson flop
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    What makes him a flop? Cuz hes injured? 80 tackles the last two seasons, isn’t too shabby. He was the 129th pick his draft class. There are people drafted WAY higher than him that have made much less of an impact.

  5. Get well soon buddy. Oh get another degree your playing days may be over. You were so so before the injury maybe career ending for you buddy.

  6. That sucks for the Packers. That defense can’t afford to lose a starter. I really wanted the Packers to be at full strength this year because it’s no fun to beat a team when there are built-in excuses. As long as Rodgers is healthy, however, does it really make that much of a difference?

  7. Well looks like another rough year on defense. Young secondary and a thin linebacking core are both horrible ways to start a season. Aaron won’t have time for injury rust that’s for sure.
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    Simply dumping the antique (Capers) should make them better.

    Alot of ‘if’s’.. but its possible this unit can put it together this year.

    It would be nice if this unit caught up and they stopped living on Rodgers good graces.

  8. Oren Burks was already on his way to winning a starting job beside Blake Martinez. I said Oren would be a starter at ILB 3 months ago.

    Those of you that have never seen Oren play will be very pleased when you do.

    39 days to kick-off week 1 at Lambeau Field.

    🔜🏈

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #ObsessedJealousTrollsMakinMeLaugh

  9. As long as Rodgers is healthy, however, does it really make that much of a difference?
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    Yes.

    Surely you’ve seen the defense fold like a cheap deck chair annually in the Playoffs..

  10. Injuries suck.

    The good news is – with it happening so early in training camp – he should be 100% for next year’s camp.

  11. Sorry to hear that news — tough break for the Pack. However, the way modern medicine works, he’ll be good to go by mini-camp next spring. I was gonna say he could even be available should the Pack make the Super Bowl, but come on, I’m a Viking fan.

  12. tokyosandblaster says:
    I very much appreciate the civilized Vikings fans on here, even though we’ve gone after each other many times in the past.
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    The addition of a moral compass makes me think someone hijacked tokyo’s account.

  13. aarons444 says:
    August 1, 2018 at 11:40 am

    As long as Rodgers is healthy, however, does it really make that much of a difference?
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    Yes.

    Surely you’ve seen the defense fold like a cheap deck chair annually in the Playoffs..
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    Yes I have, except I don’t think we can use the word “annually” anymore.

  14. This is standard procedure for the Packers. Every year it isn’t a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “who.”

    Next Man Up.

  15. Youknowimright says:

    August 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Wasn’t he in 16 candles?
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    I wouldn’t admit to knowing that. lol

  16. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    Yes I have, except I don’t think we can use the word “annually” anymore.
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    The Packers qualified for the postseason eight years in a row until last year, went 9-7 in the process, brought home a SuperBowl trophy, and have every expectation of continuing.

    Whereas, in the same period of time the Vikings have made it four times, recording a record of 2-4. They went one-and -done twice in those four appearances, and avoided a third by virtue of the luckiest play in postseason history. They corrected their winning course by getting blown out by the Eagles.

    But now they’re the annual postseason participant experts.

    Figures. Fight-picking for sport. Typical.

  17. Bummer for Jake in a contract year, hope he heals well. In reality he was only effective in short yardage and obvious run situations as he couldn’t cover or run sideline to sideline. This Packers defense will be much improved–they have to be otherwise McCarthy won’t be around Green Bay in August of 2019.

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