BIG BLOW! Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan Is Out for the Season With a Torn ACL

Published 10/30/2021, 4:08 PM EDT
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan (85) scores a touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton (49) during their football game Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


The Packers have been really good this season. Be it racking up wins or losing players to injuries, they have been consistent in both. Despite eking out a close win against league leader Arizona Cardinals, they lost more than they won.

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The GreenBay Packers against Cardinals had two casualties – tight end Robert Tonyan and running back/kick returner Kylin Hill. Unfortunately, there have been some disappointing updates on Tonyan’s injuries. It looks like the tight end is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan (85) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Packers Coach Matt LaFleur reacts to his team’s injury woes this season

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For a side ravaged with injuries, maintaining continuity is a struggle but they have done it beautiful so far. In the first eight games, they have won seven and only lost 1 and a lot of credit for this goes to their team management. Matt LaFleur is a seasoned campaigner but even he can’t help but feel bad for his team’s injury crisis this season.

It’s the part of the game that sucks, quite frankly,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday. “I feel awful for both those guys. They put a lot into this thing. They’re tough guys to replace. I know Kylin wasn’t as involved with our offense up to this point, but certainly what he’s done on special teams is going to be tough to replace,” he explained.

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La Fleur then explained how injuries stall the growth of players. “And then, just watching a guy like Bobby, like I mentioned last night, the growth and development of him and what he means to this football team and just knowing the number of hours and everything he puts into this game, it’s sickening for me as a coach,” he finished.

Robert Tonyan tears his ACL, set to be out for the rest of the season

On the road to a 24-21 triumph, it was one of the critical plays of Robert Tonyan on the drive that gave the Packers a 24-14 lead. He had three catches for 49 yards in the contest. Unfortunately, late in the third quarter, Tonyan hurt his knee on a 33-yard reception.

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Tonyan’s agent, Jack Bechta, tweeted on Friday that his client had a clean tear of the ACL in his left knee. To make matters worse, the tight end is set to miss the entirety of the season for the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN.

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Wishing Tonyan a speedy recovery!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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