Packers HC Matt LaFleur Suffers Torn Achilles

     

Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Packers new HC Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon playing in a Knockout game on a Lambeau hoops court Wednesday night.

Silver says that LaFleur will undergo surgery on Sunday and is expected to be “severely hobbled” during the rest of the offseason and beyond.

According to Silver, the plan for LaFleur is that he will coach from a cart during OTAs today and in June.

This certainly won’t help LaFleur install his new offensive system this summer, as he’s known as being a hands-on coach. 

Achilles injuries typically require six months to heal.

LaFleur, 39, began his NFL coaching career with the Texans as their offensive quality control coach back in 2008. He later took over as the Redskins’ QBs coach in 2010 and spent four years with Washington.

After one year at Notre Dame, LaFleur returned to the NFL when the Falcons hired him as their QBs coach in 2015. He spent two years in Atlanta and one year as the Rams’ offensive coordinator before joining the Titans a year ago.

The Packers hired LaFleur as their head coach back in January. 

In 2018, the Titans’ offense ranked No. 25 in total yards, No. 27 in points scored, No. 7 in rushing and No. 29 passing yards.

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