Packers HC Matt LaFleur told reporters on Friday that G Cole Madison has a “pretty significant” knee injury that will likely require surgery: “My heart breaks for him. He’s worked hard, gotten better.” (Wes Hodkiewicz)
Ian Rapoport reports that Madison tore his ACL during practice this week and is out for the season.
You can expect the Packers to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Madison stepped away from the game last August due to personal reasons related to the suicide of close friend and Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski. He later returned to the team this past April.
Madison, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Packers back in 2018. He signed a four-year, $2,784,332 contract that includes a $324,332 signing bonus.
After not reporting to the team for the start of training camp, Green Bay placed Madison on the did-not-report list where he remained for the entire 2018 season.
During his college career at WSU, Madison started 47 games at right tackle and was a second-team All-Pac 12 selection as a senior.