By Adam Roberts – 10/29/2021
The Packers’ 24-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals last night was not without one big loss.
On a flag route in the second half, tight end Robert Tonyan could be seen grabbing at the back of his knee as he went down to the ground following the catch and run. He was able to walk off under his own power, but the news was not great afterwards. A MRI today confirmed Tonyan suffered a season-ending ACL injury on the play.
“Im sick for Bobby” head coach Matt LaFleur said after the win last night, before the news was made official. “It’s been so cool to watch a guy make that amount of progress. My heart goes out to him.”
In Tonyan’s place, Josiah Deguara made two catches for 20 yards at the tight end spot.
We’re still waiting for word on kick returner Kylin Hill’s status following his injury last night, while it appears Za’Darius Smith is optimistic about a return soon:
Green Bay is now 7-1 with what could be a critical tiebreaker win down the stretch. They return to action November 7th against Kansas City.