For the first two weeks of training camp, we’ve heard a number of people declare that this could be the best Green Bay Packers offensive line in a decade, including head coach Mike McCarthy.
But the depth of the offensive line may have just taken a big hit after Don Barclay was carted off the practice field on a cart on Tuesday and reportedly has torn his ACL.
The Packers were counting on Barclay to be the top backup at up to four positions on the line. Now former first round pick Derek Sherrod would appear to be the favorite to back up both tackle positions and Lane Taylor the leader at the moment to back up at the two guard spots.
Last season, Barclay suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in the same right knee in game 10 but missed only two games.
Barclay is by far the most experienced backup the Packers have. He started six games in 2012 and 15 more a year ago.
Mike McCarthy is expected to officially update the media on Barclay’s status later today.