The Green Bay Packers may have triumphed against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 4 tilt, but they lost an important piece of their lineup in Jaire Alexander. The Packers cornerback had to be carted off the field after a collison with Steelers running back Najee Harris. (via Ryan Wood)

After the game, head coach Matt LaFleur wasn’t able to give a concrete update on the cornerback’s status, saying (via Packers Wire):

“I have no idea, I have not heard yet. I am hoping he is OK.”

Now, in an update from Mike Garafolo, the team announced that Alexander has sustained an AC joint injury in his right shoulder. The medical team will perform more tests to check for other potential damages, but that is the current diagnosis of the Packers CB’s injury.

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There’s good news and bad news here for Packers fans. On one hand, the injury doesn’t appear to be a season-ending one. However, the bad news is that the recovery time for this kind of injury could be up to six weeks, according to Beacon Orthopaedics. That’s a signifcant amount of time to miss, especially for a player of Alexander’s caliber. Alexander, a Pro Bowler last season, has been excellent for the Packers, holding down the defense for the 4-1 team.

The Packers’ next matchup are Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, who are coming off a wild comeback win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Without their star cornerback, the Packers will have to hope that their defense holds against the 2020 first overall pick Burrow. If not, well, it’s up to Aaron Rodgers to pick up the slack.