5:43 PM ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The surging Green Bay Packers lost another offensive weapon to injury, as rookie tight end Josiah Deguara suffered a season-ending knee injury in Monday night’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
A source told ESPN that Deguara, a third-round draft pick, suffered a torn ACL.
“Unfortunately it looks to be a pretty bad one,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said without revealing details of the diagnosis. “I hurt for Josiah. I love what he’s all about — the mentality he brings, and he’s certainly somebody we were really excited about.”
Deguara appeared to injury his left knee while blocking on the punt team late in the fourth quarter of the Packers’ 30-16 victory at Lambeau Field.
The Packers had big plans for Deguara, who was seemingly tailor-made for LaFleur’s offense that moves tight ends around within a variety of formations. He played 24 snaps in the Week 1 win over the Vikings and caught one pass for 12 yards.
But his best play was perhaps a block in which he took out two defenders on an end around by receiver Allen Lazard that gained 19 yards. He missed the next two