Packers’ Elgton Jenkins fears he will be torn apart by ACL vs. Vikings, according to the report.

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 Packers' Elgton Jenkins fears he will be torn apart by ACL vs.  Vikings, according to the report.

He will undergo more tests to determine the extent of the injury, but it doesn’t look promising.

That would move them to their third-string tackle Yosuah Nijman as the primary to take reps at the position, with a possible look at Dennis Kelly as well. 

This is a developing story.

Story Highlights

  • There might be terrible news coming soon from the Green Bay Packers. Locked in a bare-knuckled brawl against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings, they may have lost yet another starting left tackle for the season. Elgton Jenkins, starting in place of five-time All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari, went down in the fourth quarter in what looked to be a non-contact injury. He was carted into the locker room and the Packers fear the worst-case scenario, with Jenkins reportedly fearing a torn ACL — per Ian Rapoport for NFL Network.

  • Bakhtiari is still attempting to return from a torn ACL he suffered in 2020, which turned eyes to Jenkins to this point. The latter is a former second-round pick of the Packers in 2019 who earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2020 after being named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team in his first year as a pro. Being without Bakhtiari is painful enough of a blow for the Packers, but the void was filled by a well-playing Jenkins, who may not return this season.