Matt LaFleur will have to scheme around injuries in Week 10
Turning around a five-game losing streak isn’t easy when a team is littered with injuries. That’s the situation Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is walking into this week. The Packers will play the Dallas Cowboys at home in Week 10 without several starters.
Injuries at wide receiver took their toll on the Packers’ offense during the loss to the Detroit Lions, as the reinforcements seemed out of sync with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have had that problem on offense with their wide receivers and the offensive line all season. Now the pain will be felt severely on defense.
LaFleur relays his biggest injury concerns
LaFleur spent a good chunk of his Monday press conference addressing injuries the Packers sustained against the Lions. He spoke about how the Packers would miss one of their best players on defense, Rashan Gary, who will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury. (Gary is the Packers leader in sacks heading into Week 10.)
Matt LaFleur couldn’t quite rule out any other injuries besides Rashan Gary’s being season-ending.
Is Eric Stokes’ injury the one LaFleur is most concerned about besides Gary’s?
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Stokes was carted off the field against the Lions with a right ankle and knee injury. LaFleur Monday appeared to indicate that Stokes could miss a lot of time, possibly the season. Stokes and Gary are two big holes for defensive coordinator Joe Barry to try and fill before a dangerous Cowboys offense comes to town Sunday. For what was once a promising season, these injuries appear to have knocked out any chance for the Packers to have a successful season.