Don Barclay injured his knee and is feared out for the year. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Injuries are inevitable, especially for the Green Bay Packers

Last week it was Jared Abbrederis and Colt Lyerla and today the Green Bay Packers were nipped once again by the injury bug – this time to swing tackle Don Barclay.

All of them have knee injuries that will keep them out of action for quite some time, something that Packers fans have grown accustomed to over the past few years.

Here’s what was tweeted out this afternoon by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette:


Though the report is yet to be officially confirmed by Packers officials, it’s pretty clear that if it is indeed true, Barclay will be gone for the season. While that’s not completely crushing news, Barclay had come to be the Packers most reliable backup along the offensive line. His ability to play both the guard and tackle positions made him very valuable to the team. To illustrate that point, here is what Rob Demovsky tweeted out:

So, what does this mean for the Packers?

Well, it means the depth chart just got one person smaller and it will behoove the Packers to continue to look at ways to bolster the position. As we all know, injuries occur frequently along both the offensive and defensive lines. With second-year player Lane Taylor and former first-round draft choice Derek Sherrod in line to pick up the slack, it would be wise to continue to explore all the possibilities.

In the meantime, we can only hope that the injuries remain at a minimum in the coming weeks and months.

Stand by on this one …

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