Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Colt Lyerla has been diagnosed with a torn MCL and PCL since injuring his knee on Family Game Night.
Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerla suffered what appeared to be a knee injury on the Packers’ annual tradition, Family Game Night.
The team’s fears were confirmed when the former Oregon tight end was diagnosed with a torn MCL and PCL. Lyerla is expected to go on injured reserve since the injury is serious and there are already plenty of capable tight ends on the Packers.
Lyerla joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent after quitting the Oregon football team due to personal issues, and he has run into trouble with the law for arrests such as cocaine possession. However, he was often seen as a potential first-round pick before his draft stock plummeted.
The troubled tight end will not be too big of a loss for the Packers though since rookie Richard Rodgers is expected to be the starter, and Brandon Bostick is expected to receive plenty of targets at tight end as well.