In a setback for the Green Bay Packers, tight end Tyler Davis will be forced to sit out the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL during the team’s preseason opener.
A key special teams player, the injury occurred shortly after Davis secured a touchdown during Friday night’s game, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Following his touchdown catch, Davis left the field due to a knee injury, prompting concerns among fans and team personnel.
The severity of the situation became clear when the medical diagnosis confirmed a torn ACL, which will require an extended period of recovery and rehabilitation.
Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur expressed his sympathy for Davis, acknowledging the disappointment surrounding the news. “My heart hurts for him,” LaFleur shared with reporters in the post-game press conference.
Tyler Davis had notably contributed to the Packers’ special teams efforts over the past two seasons, playing in a total of 31 games during his tenure with the team.
In addition to his contributions on special teams, Davis had caught eight passes for a total of 61 yards.