WINNEPEG, Manitoba — Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday night's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Canada.
National Insider for the NFL, Ian Rapoport, announced the outcome of St. Brown's injuries Friday. St. Brown is expected to be out for four to six weeks.
#Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown suffered a high-ankle sprain in last night’s preseason game in Canada, source said. X-Rays were negative and the MRI indicated a high-ankle sprain that’ll likely knock him out 4-6 weeks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2019
In a preseason game that was riddled with issues from the start, head coach Matt LaFleur benched the entire starting lineup, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, to prevent injuries on the Canadian Football League field.
Winnepeg's IG Field was deemed unfit for an NFL game just before kick-off when game officials and team staff noticed a patched hole in the the end zone that originally held the CFL's goalpost. Officials decided to shorten the field to 80-yards and carried on with the game.
LaFleur planned to play all starters. Rodgers said on TV he didn't play because of the field.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) August 23, 2019
LaFleur: "We certainly have played on much worse surfaces in our life, but it was just one of those deals where they weren’t playing their starters, and so we just decided to sit them."
St. Brown injured his knee in practice two weeks ago and was already listed as a questionable start for the season opener against the Bears on Sept. 5.
The Packers lost the bizarre game on the shortened field—which included no kickoffs—22-21, with a field goal from Oakland's Daniel Carson with eight seconds left in the game.
The green and gold lost two other players to injuries Thursday night including rookie linebacker Curtis Bolton who left the field with trainers and didn't return to the game. He was seen with a brace on his right knee later in the game, according to reporters at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Outside linebacker Rashan Gary suffered an injury scare in the first half where medical staff examined his neck. He suffered a second injury later in the game when he limped off the field. There has been no official report on his condition Friday, but his reps tweeted he's doing well.
@RashanAGary is fine and doing well. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and concern.— RG Sports (@RashanGarySport) August 23, 2019
The Packers are now 1-2 in the preseason with Rodgers having not taken a snap in a single game.
The Green Bay Packers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field next Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m.