Packers backup OL Cole Madison tore his ACL in practice this week

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The Packers may be in the market for offensive line depth in the coming days.

According to multiple reports, backup lineman Cole Madison tore his ACL in practice this week. Head coach Matt LaFleur said only that it was a significant injury that may require surgery during Friday’s press conference.

Madison was a fifth-round pick by the Packers last year. He did not play as a rookie after walking away from the team to deal with personal issues last August.

Madison returned to the Packers this year and said he needed time away from the game in order to deal with his mental health. He made the 53-man roster, but has not made any game appearances this season.

The injury leaves the Packers with eight healthy offensive linemen.

13 responses to “Packers backup OL Cole Madison tore his ACL in practice this week

  1. Man o man do i feel for yall. The 9ers d line is active af!!! I still believe this will be a very exciting game. As a saints fan i say good luck to both and pray no injuries

  2. Cole can’t catch a break. Missed his whole rookie season taking care of a mental health issue and now this ends this season.

    I wish Cole the best! This injury will keep him out through training camp next season and the fact of the matter is that Cole’s time in Green Bay is most likely done.

    Cole was quality depth, but the positive is that this isn’t a huge blow to the team because OL depth is another strength for the Packers.


  3. While this does suck for Cole, the truth is he hasn’t played a single snap in a regular season game through 11 weeks this year.
    Having him on the roster helped with depth, but this hardly changes things for this weekend.

    Wish him the best in getting healthy.

  4. Tough break for the young man. He overcame some issues last year and was able to make the team after taking a year off football. Hate to see this happen to anyone. Good luck to him in his recovery.

  5. Sure it’s not a hand injury from holding every play?
    Well considering he hasn’t played yet (says so right there in the article) we’re pretty sure.

  6. Another difficult setback for this young man.
    Packer Nation has been pulling for this kid since his early struggles and aborted rookie season.
    Unfortunately, an injury of this nature, this late in the year will likely dig into next season.

    I mean, not every player can rebound this late from a torn knee quite like Adrian Peterson (Cough *HGH* Cough) and play better than ever.

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