Green Bay Packers reserve tight end Andrew Quarless is expected to miss at least a month if not more, after suffering a sprained knee in Monday night’s 38-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky reported Tuesday that tests showed Quarless suffered a sprained M-C-L when he got hit on his left knee by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in the second quarter.
It’s the second significant knee injury for Quarless, who blew out his right knee in 2011 against the New York Giants. He tore both the A-C-L and the M-C-L and did not return until the 2013 season.
Quarless lost his starting job this season to second-year pro Richard Rodgers. He had two catches for 14 yards against the Chiefs, his first two receptions of the season.
The Packers have just three tight ends on the roster. Rookie Kennard Backman will likely get his first chance to play Sunday when the Packers face the San Francisco 49ers out west.