Packers to be without starting center Josh Myers at least three weeks

Green Bay Packers, Josh Myers (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Josh Myers (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Packers are placing rookie center Josh Myers on injured reserve.

The Green Bay Packers will be without starting center Josh Myers for a while longer. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers are placing Myers on injured reserve.

This means he’ll have to miss a minimum of three games. That rules Myers out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team, Thursday night’s game on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, and a road game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

Demovsky added that the Packers have promoted guard Ben Braden to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement for wide receiver Malik Taylor.

With Myers out, veteran Lucas Patrick will likely be the next man up at center. Patrick has previously filled in for Myers this season and has played well.

Green Bay has strong depth at the interior offensive line positions, highlighted by the team promoting Braden to the active roster. Braden made a strong case for being part of the 53-man roster during the summer. He’s had to wait for an opportunity.

It’s been a tough year for Green Bay when it comes to injuries.

The team now has eight players on injured reserve including a number of starters. Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, cornerback Jaire Alexander, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and now Myers, are all on IR.

But this team still finds ways to win football games and now enters this week’s game with the chance to go 6-1. That’s really quite incredible given the number of injuries they are dealing with.

Myers going to injured reserve isn’t all that surprising and shows he won’t be ready to return for at least a few weeks.

Here’s to a speedy recovery for the second-round pick. Myers has been impressive so far this season. Hopefully he won’t be out for too long.