Packers head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged on Tuesday that rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter suffered an injury on the first day of Organized Team Activities Monday in Green Bay, but he did not have any specifics.
"J.C., one of our new rookies, was not there," said McCarthy during a press conference. "He was injured yesterday. He will not be available for the rest of the OTAs."
When asked whether Tretter would be available for training camp, McCarthy declined to speculate, nor did he provide the area of the body in which Tretter sustained his injury.
"Tretter's going through the medical process right now," said McCarthy. "I don't have a clear-cut, exactly where he is."
The day before he was scheduled to leave for the Senior Bowl back in January, Tretter suffered a broken nose while training. It's unclear whether his most recent injury is anything related to his nose, however.
Seeing as the right tackle spot is basically up for grabs in Green Bay, it's been speculated that Tretter would get a chance to compete for the job. His injury will put him behind others trying to win a spot in the starting lineup.
The fourth round draft choice has also been speculated to make the move to center after playing left tackle the last two years of his college career and tight end before that.
UPDATE: As reported by JSOnline, Tretter broke his ankle, according to his agent, Alan Herman.
He's expected to miss the next several months. It will probably take some time to determine exactly how long he'll miss and whether he will come back in time to play during the 2013 season.
- Like Like
- 0 points