Packers guard Lane Taylor could be out for the season.
Few players worked as hard as Lane Taylor to bounce back from a season-ending injury last season. Unfortunately for Taylor and the Green Bay Packers, a knee injury could cost him the remainder of the 2020 season.
Taylor started against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 after an excellent summer, but he had to leave the game early with a knee injury and wouldn’t return.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Taylor will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday morning and the Packers fear his injury is season-ending.
It’s just awful news for Taylor, who missed almost all of the 2019 season due to a torn biceps muscle. He took a pay cut to stay with the Packers this past offseason and entered training camp ready to compete for a starting job. And after putting in strong performance after strong performance over the summer, he secured a starting spot at guard.
Less than a game into his return, he could now be out for the rest of the season.
Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as they fear and that Taylor can return this season.
If not, the Packers will need to move forward. There is more bad news, however, as guard Lucas Patrick also left Sunday’s game and didn’t return. There is yet to be an update on his status for Week 2. Guard/tackle Billy Turner was already ruled out prior to the game.
The Packers are dealing with injuries at the interior positions along the offensive line. They may need to make a couple of roster moves if Taylor is indeed out for the season and Patrick has to miss any time.
More than anything, let’s hope for a speedy recovery for Taylor and that he’s back on the field in the near future.