Packers rookie Josiah Deguara tore his ACL

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The Packers got a win on Monday night, but they lost a member of their draft class to a season-ending injury.

Shortly after head coach Matt LaFleur hinted that was the case, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reported that tight end Josiah Deguara tore his ACL.

“Unfortunately it looks to be a pretty bad one,” LaFleur said. “We expect him to bounce back from it, and we still think he’s got a really bright future.”

Deguara was a third-round pick in April after playing college football at Cincinnati. Deguara played seven offensive snaps against the Falcons and didn’t catch any passes. The lone reception of his rookie year was a 12-yard gain against the Vikings in the opener.

The Packers still have Monday night’s star Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, Jace Sternberger, and John Lovett at tight end.

8 responses to “Packers rookie Josiah Deguara tore his ACL

  1. That is a very tough break for a very good kid. Take care of yourself, Josiah, see you in 2021.

  2. Smh. It was on a punt when there was like a few minutes left in the game. If the Packers pick up an extra first down or so, they run out the clock, there’s no needless punt, and Josiah doesn’t get injured. Wish coaches approached the end of games as an opportunity to prevent their special teams and defense from having to fly all over the field as the losing team tries to mount a useless comeback.

  3. Really a bummer. I was looking forward to watching this kid develop more than any other draft pick this year. His wipe out of two Viking defenders in week 1 was reminiscent of his TD-saving tackle against UCLA (one of the more impressive efforts you’ll find if you Google it) when he played for Cincinnati Bearcats last year.

    Heal well Josiah – let’s keep it rolling Pack!

  4. I think that he will need to go through the whole getting acclimated to the NFL totally next year. This is really too bad. And just nothing but Bad luck. He needed to play special teams and you cant just protect the backup and special teams players from everything. I was looking forward to him progressing as his offensive snaps increased but next year. Not expecting big things this year but hopefully when this Covid thing gets controlled he can get in a true training camp. I am sure that he will be around the team getting physio etc after he recovers from his knee op. Good Luck

  5. Such a shame. I hardly saw him play this year but he looked really good in the run game when he was in. Get better soon big guy, long road to recovery starts now! Be ready for next year!

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