Barclay has torn ACL
Packers offensive lineman Don Barclay suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be lost for the season, according to a source with knowledge of the injury.
The only good news for the Packers and Barclay is that there was no other damage in the knee that would complicate recovery. In some cases, the medial collateral ligament is torn or there is cartilage damage as well.
But according to a source, Barclay suffered a clean tear of the ACL.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette first reported that Barclay had suffered a torn ACL.
Barclay's loss is significant given he was capable of backing up at right tackle and both guard spots. With Barclay gone, it now means the Packers will be counting on former first-round pick Derek Sherrod to fill both the left and right tackle backup positions.
At guard, the Packers are going to be counting on some young players to fill in. Lane Taylor, a second-year free agent who played just 14 snaps as a rookie, is ahead on the depth chart, but McCarthy said that he needs to be more consistent. Rookie Jordan McCray has had some good moments in camp and free agent Andrew Tiller will be in the mix as well.
Barclay's ACL injury is the second the Packers have suffered in less than a week. Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL last week during practice.
Both players will undergo surgery this month and have an 8-to-10-month recovery period.