Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick will likely miss the team's season opener, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Bostick injured his right leg in the Packers' preseason game against the Rams last Saturday, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Bostick would miss "a couple of weeks."
According to the Journal Sentinel, Bostick's injury is a slight fracture of his fibula. The best-case scenario is for Bostick to return by Week 2 or Week 3, while the worst-case scenario is the tight end being out until sometime in October.
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With Bostick out, Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers will take on bigger roles. Veterans Ryan Taylor and Jake Stoneburner and rookie Justin Perillo are competing to make the roster, with the team likely to keep three or four tight ends until Bostick returns.
Bostick, 25, had seven catches for 120 yards and a touchdown last season. He's likely to have a bigger role this season, according to the Journal Sentinel, and reportedly has made significant strides as a blocker after playing wide receiver at Division II Newberry College.
The Packers open the season Sept. 4 at the Seattle Seahawks.
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