Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Colt Lyerla has both a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his right knee, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The talented but troubled tight end, formerly from the University of Oregon, potentially faces a year spent on injured reserve, or perhaps being waived with an injury settlement if the Packers choose not to keep him.
Having Lyerla spend the year on the practice squad or on short-term injured reserve are looking less likely in light of the news of the two torn ligaments in his knee, however, nothing has been ruled out by the Packers organization as of yet.
The Packers would only have to expose Lyerla to waivers if they want to clear room on their 90-man offseason roster. If they continue to carry him on the 90-man roster through the end of training camp, they can then place him on injured reserve without waivers.
McGinn also broached the subject of Lyerla potentially playing fullback for the Packers, to which Lyerla initially balked at but seemed to come around to the idea.
"I mean, whatever pays the bills," said Lyerla.
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