On Monday, Packers HC Mike McCarthy announced that DL Muhammad Wilkerson underwent surgery last night in the Washington area for a “significant” ankle injury.
Ian Rapoport reports that this is likely a season-ending injury for Wilkerson.
You can expect the Packers to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Packers DL Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a left ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Redskins and was carted off of the field.
Wilkerson was broken up upon being taken off of the field, and all indications are that it’s a serious injury.
Wilkerson, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract with the team and was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason before the Jets used their franchise tag on him last year.
The Jets signed Wilkerson to a five-year, $86 million contract before releasing him during the offseason. He later signed a one-year contract with the Packers worth up to $8 million.
Entering today’s game, Wilkerson had appeared in two games and recorded four tackles and no sacks for the Packers.
We’ll have more regarding Wilkerson as the news is available.