Mike McCarthy met with reporters this afternoon after last nights big come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons.
McCarthy wasted no time getting to the topic most people were no doubt interested in – the health of starting left tackle Chad Clifton.
The head coach, looking weary after what was no doubt a long night returning to Green Bay and then an early morning meeting with his coaches and players, told the gathering that Clifton suffered a “significant” hamstring injury and that it would take “a couple of weeks” to determine just how significant the injury truly is.
McCarthy offered no hint on what he planned to do at the position in the interim, be it going forward as the team finished against Atlanta with second year player Marshall Newhouse at left tackle and rookie Derek Sherrod at right tackle, or if regular starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga would come back and play left tackle with Newhouse going back to the right side.
If the Packers feel Clifton’s injury could be season ending, they may possibly look to sign Tony Moll, who they had in for a workout a few weeks ago, to add depth along the offensive line.