REPORT: Za’Darius Smith out indefinitely after back surgery
The Packers linebacker had surgery in the middle of the week
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith could be sidelined for the rest of the season, after reportedly having back surgery this week.
Can confim that #Packers OLB Za’Darius Smith had surgery on his back in the middle of the week and will be sidelined indefinitely. It’s a big blow for the defense and certainly could mean he won’t play again this year. After that, who knows?
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 1, 2021
The Packers have not yet released information on Smith’s status, but the loss will heavily impact the team going into Sunday’s matchup against Pittsburgh.
Smith has only played in one game this season but has started in every regular game for Green Bay for each of the last two years.
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