Darnell Savage, Robert Tonyan ruled out for Packers on Monday night
The Green Bay Packers will be playing in a crucial game in Week 6 but they’ll be shorthanded on both sides of the ball. According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Darnell Savage and Robert Tonyan are ruled out for Monday night.
#Packers S Darnell Savage Jr. and TE Robert Tonyan have been ruled OUT for Monday night vs. Detroit, along with WR Davante Adams.
CB Tony Brown is doubtful. Nobody is questionable.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 12, 2019
Savage is nursing an ankle injury that he sustained during the game last Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie safety didn’t practice at all this week and will officially be sidelined on Monday versus the Detroit Lions.
Prior to his ankle injury, Savage accumulated 18 tackles, three deflections, and one forced fumble. The Maryland product was crucial to Green Bay having a much-improved secondary this season.
As for Tonyan, the tight end is dealing with a hip injury that has held him out of practice all week. The injury is apparently serious enough to keep him from suiting up in Week 6.
With Tonyan being out, the Packers could be extremely thin at the tight end position. Marcedes Lewis has been limited in practice all week with a heel injury. Along with Lewis and Tonyan, Jace Sternberger is already on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Therefore, Jimmy Graham is the only healthy tight end on the roster heading into Monday night’s game. Tonyan isn’t a big part of the offense but Green Bay could’ve used him for depth at tight end this week.
Aside from Savage and Tonyan, Davante Adams will also miss another game for the Packers. The team’s No. 1 wide receiver missed last week due to a toe injury that has ailed him since Week 4.