The Green Bay Packers received a troubling update on what is believed to be the injury for star offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins. Jenkins left the Packers Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with an injury. The Packers ruled him out in the second half.
Jenkins wasn’t the only Packers offensive lineman to miss time against the Falcons with an injury this week. Left tackle David Bakhtiari was ruled out before the game with a knee injury. The Packers’ offensive line missed both players (and running back Aaron Jones) in the second half, as the team ran for just 84 yards in their 25-24 loss to the Falcons.
The Green Bay Packers think Elgton Jenkins has an MCL sprain
The Packers received troubling news on what is believed to be the injury Jenkins suffered against the Falcons. According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Jenkins is thought to have an MCL sprain. Jenkins will have an MRI to confirm the injury.
#Packers OL Elgton Jenkins, who left the game and did not return, is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain, source said. He’ll have an MRI to determine the severity.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2023
If Jenkins has an MCL sprain, he’ll miss some time. According to The Athletic, it takes about 2-4 weeks for most NFL athletes to recover from an MCL injury. It can take up to 12 weeks for more severe cases.
The Packers’ offensive line will need Jenkins and Bakhtiari to be healthy in order to win games this season. Jenkins’ injury is concerning with Bakhtiari on the injury report.
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