Matt LaFleur confirms “tremendous loss” of Rashan Gary to torn ACL

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Word on Monday morning was that the Packers feared a torn ACL for linebacker Rashan Gary and that diagnosis has been confirmed.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur announced that Gary will miss the rest of the season at his Monday press conference.

“It’s a tremendous loss,” LaFleur said, via Wes Hodkiewicz of the team’s website. “Not only from the production standpoint. He is a guy who competes at the highest level. He’s one of the grittiest guys on this team. The effort he brings on a daily basis will definitely be missed.”

Gary had 32 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in nine starts this season. The Packers exercised their option on his contract for the 2023 season.

LaFleur also confirmed that running back Aaron Jones (elbow) has a chance to play this week and that wide receiver Christian Watson did not suffer a concussion.

8 responses to “Matt LaFleur confirms “tremendous loss” of Rashan Gary to torn ACL

  1. What a mess. He was arguably their most important defensive player aside from Clark and Alexander. The Packers have virtually no depth behind him. I really didn’t think the season could get much worse, but I was wrong. Let’s hope he has a speedy recovery.

  2. I’m ready for Love, but behind this team he’d probably get injured too. The best thing that could happen to this team right now is Rodgers retiring, sooner than later. Just because Rodgers had two unexpected anomaly regular season MVP’s doesn’t mean he isn’t a historical eleven-year postseason loser. The Packers anticipated Rodgers’ diminished skillsets when they drafted Love. The worst thing that could’ve happened is the two MVP’s. If the Packers had stuck to their guns, imagine the payload they would’ve gotten from some other team fooled into thinking Rodgers still had “it.” Too late now. Too bad Ted Thompson is gone. He’d have gotten rid of him. They’re stuck. Welcome to The Dark Years II. The difference this time is…..I don’t have the energy to see it through. They blew it.

  3. Too bad Ted Thompson is gone. He’d have gotten rid of him.
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    Based on what?

    I’d argue the opposite. He held on to Favre long after it was clear he couldn’t get back to the Dance.

  4. What a mess. He was arguably their most important defensive player aside from Clark and Alexander. The Packers have virtually no depth behind him. I really didn’t think the season could get much worse, but I was wrong. Let’s hope he has a speedy recovery.
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    I’d argue Gary was THE most important piece.

    The only decent success this D has had hte last 3 years was when they were putting QBs on their backs.

  5. If they don’t show any signs of life the next couple weeks, they need to throw in the towel and get Will Anderson in the Draft.

    I don’t care what happens at QB next year, but I don’t want a QB in the top 5 of this Draft. I feel alot better about Anderson being the next Von Miller.

  6. I’m OK with Love as the next quarterback for the Packers. He has the same amount of pre-starting experience Rodgers had at this time. Nobody has seen what he can do on a consistent basis with the No.1’s. Let’s do it. Now.

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