Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) was placed on the IR/designated-to-return list Wednesday, the Packers' official site reports.
Quarless' sprained MCL was expected to required 4-6 weeks of recovery anyway, so he should be approaching full health when he's eligible to return in eight weeks.
In the interim, Kennard Backman will move into the backup tight-end role, but expect another body to enter the TE ranks in the near future.
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) will be out 4-6 weeks weeks with a sprained MCL, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Richard Rodgers has received most of the snaps at tight end, but Quarless has cut into his workload. Potentially looking at an every-down role for a month or more, Rodgers could emerge as a low-end Fantasy option, though he'd likely still be touchdown-dependent.
The Packers have not provided any details about the knee injury Quarless suffered in Monday's game, but the setback will prevent him from returning to the contest, and puts his availability for Week 4 in question.
In the second quarter, Quarless seemed to pick up the ailment on his first catch of the season. If he remains sidelined, the Packers will have just one available tight end (Richard Rodgers) for the remainder of the contest.
Quarless was charged with a misdemeanor after firing two shots into the air outside a parking garage in Miami Beach, per police reports. He was seen arguing with two women before the incident.
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