Packers lose Wilkerson for season

Four starters injured vs. Redskins

Mike Clemens
September 25, 2018 - 6:27 am

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Green Bay, WI - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday defensive tackle Mo Wilkerson was still hospitalized after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Washington Redskins. 

"Mo Wilkerson had to have a procedure done before he could travel. Yes, it is a significant injury," said McCarthy.

It was friendly fire.

Wilkerson, who turns 29 next month, was in a pile up when Packers safety Kentrell Brice collided with his left leg 

Media reports say Wilkerson suffered a broken left ankle, or lower leg fracture. His teammates told reporters Wilkerson was in tremendous pain, screaming on the field. 

He was one of four starters to exit the game with injuries. 

Offensive right tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a back injury and did not return. Former second round pick Jason Spriggs took over for Bulaga.

Right guard Justin McCray left with a shoulder injury he revealed after the game had been bothering him for several weeks.

Outside linebacker Nick Perry was sidelined with only a few minutes left to play in the the game with a "head injury."  Perry's helmet was off as he was taken to the locker room. McCarthy confirmed on Monday Perry was going through the NFL's concussion protocol. 

Last week Packers defensive pass coordinator Joe Whitt nearly predicted the 46-yard touchdown from Alex Smith to Redskins receiver Paul Richardson Jr. on the opening drive of the game to give Washington a 7-0 lead. The Redskins would build a 21-3 lead by the second quarter.

We discussed Coach Whitt's prediction today in our recap of the Packers vs. Redskins game today on The Bill Michaels Show:  Listen below: