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Packers Defender Suffers Major Injury at Practice

Isaiah De Los Santos
A Green Bay Packers defender has suffered a major injury at practice.
A Green Bay Packers defender has suffered a major injury at practice. / Quinn Harris/GettyImages

The Green Bay Packers have been hit by the injury bug to start the season. Two key defensive players in pass-rusher Za'Darius Smith and star cornerback Jaire Alexander are already dealing with injuries that could put their seasons in jeopardy.

And now another defender has gone down, this time with a major injury.

Chauncey Rivers Packers

EDGE Chauncey Rivers suffered a torn ACL at practice on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport. This is just another loss for Green Bay's defense that will test their depth in the early going.

Rivers rose to fame on Netflix's "Last Chance U", where he starred for East Mississippi Community College before transferring to Mississippi State. He played in one game for the Baltimore Ravens in 2020, and he appeared in all four of the Packers' games to begin the 2021 campaign.

Hopefully new arrival Jaylon Smith can immediately give this defense a boost in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Green Bay is a 3-point favorite in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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