Josh Boyd was released by the Packers on Monday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Boyd was limited to just two games last season by an ankle injury, but it was thought that he would have a role on the Packers' defensive line in 2016 after appearing in 15 games and starting four the year before. It's not clear where he stands health-wise, but there's a good chance he hooks on with another team in the near future.
Boyd was previously thought to have escaped serious injury, but upon Monday's MRI revealing torn ankle ligaments, Boyd's condition appears worse than hoped. With a broken ankle bone as well, Boyd may now be sidelined for the remainder of this season, potentially leaving the Packers without a member of their defensive line rotation.
Boyd was forced to exit Sunday night's contest with what was feared to be a serious injury, but it appears the damage done is less than initially expected. While a more definitive timetable for Boyd's eventual return should be released soon, the Packers will be relieved that he'll likely not be out long-term.
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