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Packers coach Matt LaFleur tears Achilles during game of ‘knockout’

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Given the history of players getting hurt doing things unrelated to their sport, the Packers might count themselves lucky.

Instead of Aaron Rodgers or Jimmy Graham, it was head coach Matt LaFleur who tore his Achilles while playing a game of knockout Wednesday night, per NFL Network’s Mike Silver.

Unlike the season-long recovery it might take LaFleur if he were playing, LaFleur will reportedly undergo surgery on Sunday and be back for the rest of OTAs. Certainly it will be an obstacle for the first-time head coach, as well as an embarrassing moment, but he should be able to do his job just fine.

That job already looked challenging enough. The Packers are coming off a 6-9-1 season that caused them to make a change at the coaching position, firing Mike McCarthy in favor of LaFleur, who comes from an offensive coordinator role with the Titans. A long report from Bleacher Report’s Ty Dunne detailed a culture of dysfunction between McCarthy and Rodgers. LaFleur will now have to go about fixing it without full mobility.

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