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The Green Bay Packers may have won the biggest game of the season, but they lost one of their key defensive pieces.
Their 48-32 upset win over the Dallas Cowboys might have been the end of star pass rusher Kingsley Enagbare’s season.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team believes Enagbare suffered a torn ACL.
Source: #Packers edge player Kingsley Enagbare is feared to have torn his ACL in yesterday’s win over the #Cowboys. The player called JJ had carved out a nice rotational role for himself.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2024
The linebacker injured his knee in the midst of the game, and HC Matt LaFleur admitted to the media that it didn’t look good at all.
Now, the second-year pro could be looking at a long recovery, which puts his status for the 2024 campaign in jeopardy.
Enagbre was a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and he had played in every single game since he made it to the league.
This season, he logged 68 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and four passes defensed, adding one tackle and two QB hits against the Cowboys.
Injuries have been a part of the Packers’ season all year long, yet they’ve kept on pushing and proving the doubters wrong.
Despite their youth, they managed to sneak into the playoffs and even upset the No. 2 seed.
Needless to say, getting past the San Francisco 49ers on the road won’t be an easy task, especially with the plethora of talent and playmakers they have on both sides of the field and down one of their key men.
Still, this team is playing with house money already, and teams with nothing to lose tend to be the most dangerous in win-or-go-home scenarios.
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