Source – Packers TE Tyler Davis tears his ACL in the preseason opener

ESPN News ServicesAugust 12, 2023, 01:11 PM ET1 minute to read

A source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday that Tyler Davis tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Friday night preseason opener.

Davis made two receptions for 9 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals, the first for a 5-yard score in the second quarter. The injury reportedly occurred on his second reception, when Davis limped up.

He was taken to the locker room after the coaches looked at the knee.

NFL Network was the first to report the news of Davis’ injury.

Davis, 26, was the sixth round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft. He played eight games with the Jaguars in 2020, then signed with the Packers in 2021.

In 31 games (one start) at Green Bay, he caught eight passes for 61 yards. Although he only played 17% of the team’s offensive snaps, he was a major contributor on special teams, going on 81% of the snaps.

Even without an official diagnosis after the game, Packers coach Matt LaFleur knew the injury was severe.

“Whether he’s on a team or playing a part in our offense, he’s a consummate professional. A great teammate, and a great human being,” said Lafleur.

“We will miss him.”

Rookie Luke Musgrave is listed as the starting tight end on the depth chart. Tucker Kraft and Austin Allen would now battle for the No. 2 tight spot for Davis.

Information from Reuters is used in this report.

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