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Packers lose 2 players to torn ACLs in win over Cardinals

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The Green Bay Packers went to the desert and came away with a thrilling 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night to match the Cardinals with a 7-1 record. However, the Packers’ big victory came at a cost.

Already dealing with a number of health issues, Green Bay lost two players to torn ACLs. The bigger loss is tight end Robert Tonyan, who became one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite red-zone targets last season when he caught 11 touchdowns. Tonyan’s agent told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Tonyan indeed tore his ACL in Thursday night’s game, which was the fear at the time.

The other torn ACL belongs to third-string running back Kylin Hill, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The rookie suffered the injury on a kick return.

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Green Bay was without 11 starters against Arizona and then suffered more injuries but still managed to come out with the hard-fought victory over a loaded Cardinals team. It’s wild to think back to that disastrous Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints now that the Packers are 7-1 despite all the health problems.

Rodgers is having another strong season after all the offseason drama, though he hasn’t been quite as dominant as his MVP campaign in 2020. Losing Tonyan is a tough blow for Rodgers and the Packers, but they’ll just have to overcome more adversity.