Packers Wideout Allen Lazard Undergoes Core Muscle Surgery

Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Allen Lazard. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/Shutterstock (10451500cf)

The potential breakthrough season for Green Bay Packers’ wideout Allen Lazard has come to an unfortunate halt. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lazard underwent core-muscle surgery earlier this week and will be out indefinitely.

It isn’t clear when Lazard got injured, considering he played the entire contest against New Orleans Saints last Sunday. And not only that, but the 24-year-old wideout also had a career game with six receptions for 146 receiving yards and a touchdown.

It is possible that Lazard injured himself at some point this week, considering he only missed practice on Thursday.

The absence of Allen Lazard, who emerged as quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ No.2 target, puts Packers in a tough situation ahead of Week 4’s game against Atlanta Falcons. Green Bay was already short on wideout position before Lazard’s injury, missing Pro Bowler Davante Adams and not having much past the duo.

Currently, Packers only have Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Malik Taylor, and Darrius Shepherd as wide receivers on their roster, with Valdes-Scantling being the only option with meaningful playing time in NFL. There is always a chance that Green Bay activates a wideout from their practice squad, where Caleb Scott, Juwann Winfree, and Robert Foster await their chance.