The Green Bay Packers are expected to be without tight end Brandon Bostick in their Sept. 4 season opener at Seattle.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cited sources as saying Bostick suffered a slight fracture of the fibula in his right leg during last Saturday’s game at St. Louis.
Bostick was in the locker room walking on crutches this week, after Mike McCarthy said the tight end would miss a couple of weeks with a lower leg injury.
The Packers are hoping to have Bostick back by week 2 or 3.
Without Bostick, the Packers figure to give most of the playing time to rookie Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless. It also means the Packers may have to keep one or two additional tight ends. Veterans Ryan Taylor and Jake Stoneburner are next in line. Stoneburner has received plenty of work during training camp workouts, many times ahead of Quarless in the rotation.
Taylor and Stoneburner are being challenged by rookie Justin Perillo, a free agent from Maine. If Perillo doesn’t make the roster, there’s a good chance he would be called back to the Packers practice squad.