The injury hits keep coming for the Green Bay Packers as offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been officially ruled out for the season.
Jenkins was injured early in the fourth quarter in Sunday’s loss in Minnesota on a play in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked. Reports indicate he suffered a torn ACL.
Jenkins, who went to the Pro Bowl in 2020 after his second season in the league, is normally a guard, but with left tackle David Bakhtiari still coming back from the torn ACL he suffered in December, Jenkins moved to a new position this season.
In eight games at left tackle, Jenkins allowed just one sack.
An ankle injury had sidelined him for three weeks (Weeks 3-5) earlier this season.
Jenkins will be the latest star Packers player to miss significant time this season, joining cornerback Jaire Alexander, Bakhtiari and linebacker Za’Darius Smith.
To take his place on the roster, Green Bay signed guard Ben Braden from the practice squad. Braden was a gameday elevation previously this season and appeared on special teams against Arizona, Cincinnati and Washington. He played four games for Green Bay last season.
If Bakhtiari is unable to return this week, Yosh Nijman, who filled in for Jenkins earlier this year, likely would start at left tackle against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Besides Bakhtiari and Jenkins, the line is also missing starter center Josh Myers, who is on injured reserve and recently had knee surgery.