Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Packer's offensive tackle Mark Tauscher tore his ACL during the Packers 21-24 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. He will now be placed on season-ending injured reserve list. This loss comes as a huge blow to the Packers both on the field on off. He has played in all 16 games for 4 of the past 5 seasons and has had a crucial leadership role in the locker room.
Tauscher is currently in the final year of his contract, his future with the Packers has not been discussed yet by head coach McCarthy. Third-year pro Tony Moll stepped in for Tauscher during Sunday's game. He will likely be the right tackle for the rest of the season. He previously filled in for Tauscher in 2006 when he was out for five games with an injury.