GREEN BAY, Wis. (WAOW) — The first significant injury in 2019 for the Green Bay Packers wasn’t suffered by a player; instead, it was their head coach.
According to NFL Network’s Michael Silver, Packers coach Matt LaFleur tore his achilles while playing Knockout, a basketball game, on a Lambeau hoops court Wednesday.
Silver shared the news via Twitter Friday morning:
One significant piece of the Packers’ new-look offense will be severely hobbled during the rest of the offseason and beyond: New coach Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon playing in a Knockout game on a Lambeau hoops court Wednesday night and will have surgery Sunday…
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) May 31, 2019
The Packers have their first major injury off the offseason program: coach Matt LaFleur.
Story here on ESPN: https://t.co/A3RZL8dD38
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 31, 2019
The first-year Packers head coach will have surgery Sunday, according to Silver.