Packers’ DE Muhammad Wilkerson Reportedly Out for the Season

Muhammad Wilkerson getting taken off the field after the injury. Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Green Bay Packers will most likely have to continue their 2018 season without defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. The 28-year-old, who was the Packers’ biggest coup in the free agency, suffered an ankle injury in a Week 3 loss to Washington Redskins and is reportedly done for the season.

Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Wilkerson’s injury is a “significant” one, forcing the player to undergo a procedure in Washington before heading home.

“I would say it’s significant, but that’s as far as the details I have right now,” said McCarthy.

With Muhammad Wilkerson out, the Packers will look to add more snaps to Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, and Montravius Adams. It is also believed that they will look to bring another defensive end while considering their rookie duo on the practice squad, seventh-round pick James Looney and undrafted free agent Tyler Lancaster.

While Wilkerson’s loss is a pretty significant thing for Green Bay, the rest of the group is ready to step up.

“I did it before,” said Clark about playing more snaps. “I can. If that’s what’s asked of me, I can. I’m not going to ever say no. If I had the choice, I’d be out there every play if I could. I can, if that’s what needed.”

Muhammad Wilkerson started his professional career with the New York Jets in 2011, spending seven years with the team and earning one Pro Bowl selection. The Jets decided to release him in February 2018, and he ended up signing a one-year, $5 million deal with the Packers.