The Packers’ secondary may have just taken a huge hit.
Linebacker Oren Burks might have a torn pectoral muscle, which would sideline him for an extended period of time, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified league source.
Burks is expected to undergo more tests to determine the severity of the injury.
He suffered the injury in the first quarter of Green Bay’s preseason game against the Texans on Thursday. It originally was reported that Burks had a shoulder injury, but the Packers referred to it as a chest injury on Saturday.
Coach Matt LeFleur said he didn’t know anything about the injury nor how much time Burks will miss.
“Honestly, I don’t really know anything right now,” LaFleur said. “It’s kind of wait and see, but I hope not.”
Burks, a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was expected to be a starter this season. He had a limited rookie season that saw him play in just 122 snaps, but part of that was because of a shoulder injury he had during last season.
Undrafted rookie Curtis Bolton has taken over Burks’ spot in practice. The Packers have also used safeties Raven Greene and Josh Jones at inside linebacker in special situations.