Packers backup offensive lineman, Cole Madison, will miss the rest of 2019 with a torn ACL. He apparently suffered the knee injury during practice on Thursday. The knee will need surgery, keeping him off the field until next season.
The fifth-round pick out of Washington State missed all of his rookie season last year. Madison took a break from football to focus on his mental health.
NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the injury and Matt LaFleur’s comments regarding it on Friday.
#Packers OL Cole Madison tore his ACL during practice this week and is out for the season, source said. Coach Matt LaFleur described it as significant and said his heart breaks for him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 22, 2019
The backup guard has yet to play in a single NFL game. With the aforementioned mental health break and now the knee injury, Madison will have to wait until at least 2020 to make his debut.
The remaining backup lineman on the roster are Lucas Patrick and Adam Pankey. There is no information on whether the Packers will sign another lineman to the roster as of Friday afternoon.
Green Bay plays their most important game of the season thus far in Week 12. They will matchup with the 9-1 San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. If the Packers win, they will have sole possession of the number one seed in the NFC. The game will take place on Sunday, November 24 on Sunday Night Football after being flexed to that spot due to the importance of the game.
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