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Packers New Head Coach Suffers Torn Achilles Playing Basketball

The Green Bay Packers already have a major injury concern during their week of organized team activities (OTAs). 

However, it is an injury from their newest head coach. 

Head Coach Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles tendon playing basketball Wednesday evening. 

The injury happened while playing the game ‘Knockout.’ 

Reported from NFL’s Michael Silver, LaFleur will undergo surgery to repair the torn tendon on Sunday.

He will be coaching from a cart for the rest of OTAs and through mandatory minicamp. 

Green Bay hired LaFleur in January, replacing former Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons.

Although he was active in the coaching drills, the former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator will rely on his assistant coaches to teach the on-field activities. 

The Packers’ OTAs are scheduled through June 6, and mandatory minicamp is set for June 11-13. 

The players will be off after the June minicamp, but are to report for training camp on July 25.

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