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GREEN BAY – Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will be confined to a cart for the remaining organized team activity sessions and mandatory minicamp after rupturing an Achilles tendon playing basketball at Lambeau Field on Wednesday night, the NFL Network reported.
LaFleur, 39, has been an active participant in every practice open to the public since taking over as the head coach, be it throwing passes to running backs, rushing the passer or dropping into coverage.
He will undergo surgery Sunday, according to the report.
“I’m just kind of going out there, doing what I think is necessary,” LaFleur said this week. “I think the key for all our guys is just trying to get them to learn the details of the play, because that’s where the beauty lies. That’s where I think you can take your game to a new level if you understand exactly what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. So I’m just focused kind of in the guys’ ears and just challenging them to dig into the details.”
Now, he’ll have to rely on his assistant coaches to coordinate the on-field work for the foreseeable future.
The Packers open training camp on July 25.