GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s regular-season finale.
“Worthy had a season-ending injury,” coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. “You can ask him (about specifics) if he wants to share that with you.”
Worthy, a second-round pick by Green Bay (No. 51 overall), started four games this season and had 2 1/2 sacks, 14 tackles and one forced fumble. He was unavailable during the team’s locker-room session to ask about the injury.
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Worthy played 467 of the Packers’ 991 defensive snaps (47 percent) this season in games in which he was active. Of Green Bay’s defensive linemen, only full-time starters B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett were on the field more.
The Packers now have six healthy defensive linemen heading into the playoffs: Raji, Pickett, C.J. Wilson, Mike Neal, rookie Mike Daniels and recent practice-squad call-up Jordan Miller.