Green Bay Packers linebacker Sam Barrington is out for the season.
Barrington, one of the Packers’ two starting inside linebackers, entered Sunday’s season opener with a right ankle injury and left the game in the second quarter. He was replaced by Nate Palmer at inside linebacker.
The Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 31–23 at Soldier Field. Barrington recorded one tackle before leaving the game. The Packers allowed 189 rushing yards to the Bears, including 141 to running back Matt Forte. Only the Minnesota Vikings surrendered more rushing yards in Week 1 (230, to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night).
A third-year pro, Barrington has recorded 55 tackles and one sack over 22 career games. Last season, he recorded 52 tackles and one sack in 14 games.
The Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
- Mike Fiammetta