Packers lose Elgton Jenkins for season

Tore ACL in loss to Vikings

Injury woes continue for the Green Bay Packers, as the team has confirmed that ultra-versatile offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is out for the year with a torn ACL.

Jenkins suffered the tear on a non-contact play as he attempted to pick up a blitz in the eventual loss to Minnesota. Jenkins had been the one filling in for David Bakhtiari at left tackle most of this season. With Jenkins out, the left tackle job goes to Yosh Nijman, who started at that spot back in Weeks 3-5.

“It’s unfortunate,” head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday afternoon. “Certainly Elgton’s been a big part of this team.”

LaFleur added that Bakhtiari, who’s rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered last season, won’t be out on the practice field this week.

“We’ll see where he’s at after the bye, and like I said, we’re hopeful that he’ll be able to come back this year at some point,” LaFleur said.

The Packers host the Rams Sunday, Nov. 28 at 3:25 p.m.