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Packers Offensive Line Gets Terrible Injury News

Jason Schandl
Corey Linsley's injury update is bad news for the Green Bay Packers.
Corey Linsley's injury update is bad news for the Green Bay Packers. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers are riding high after beating down the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football, but that win came at a cost.

Long-time starting center Corey Linsley has suffered an MCL sprain, and it's going to cost him a significant amount of time.

Anchoring the Green Bay line from the middle, Linsley has started every game dating back to the start of the 2017 season, and he has made 97 regular season starts since being drafted in 2014.

Linsley boasts a stellar overall grade of 89.9 from Pro Football Focus in 2020, putting him on pace for a career-high in that category. That also has him ranked No. 1 among 36 qualifying centers on the season.

Jon Runyan Jr. will likely slide into the Packers' starting lineup in Linsley' place. He's been one of the Packers' lowest-graded players all season, per PFF, with an overall grade of 53.8.

An elite offensive line has helped carry the Green Bay offense this season, and Packers fans will have their fingers crossed that Linsley is back in action come playoff time.

Despite the injury, the Packers' +1000 odds to win the Super Bowl still rank No. 5 in the NFL on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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