Colt Lyerla injured in Packers practice

Aug 2, 11:00 PM

The Green Bay Packers held a public practice in front of more than 67,000 fans at Lambeau Field on Saturday night, and those people unfortunately saw rookie tight end Colt Lyerla helped off the field. 

Lyerla was carted off after putting on an incredible show between the lines. 

He did indeed injure himself on the leap, despite the practice being labelled as a no-tackling scrimmage. 

Lyerla was seen after the practice with a "significant limp", and explained he had suffered a knee injury, but he offered no second thoughts about his decision to hurdle a defender in a scrimmage. 

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy did not offer an update on the rookie tight end. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Benny Sieu

Aug 3, 4:56 PM

Packers' Lyerla set for MRI after suffering undisclosed injury

Aug 3, 4:56 PM

The Green Bay Packers might be without young tight end Colt Lyerla after he suffered a potentially serious injury during a public practice Saturday night and has been sent for an MRI to assess the damage.

While he and coach Mike McCarthy have been relatively quiet in terms of the specific injury, Lyerla appears to have suffered a right knee injury following an outlandish play during the scrimmage session.

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Benny Sieu