Green Bay's Morgan Burnett suffers torn ACL

Veteran safety Atari Bigby cannot return from the physically unable to perform list soon enough.

Bigby underwent ankle surgery in early August and will be eligible to come off PUP after Week 6. The Packers need him as coach Mike McCarthy announced at his press conference this afternoon that rookie safety Morgan Burnett, who has been starting, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Sunday’s 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Derrick Martin took Burnett’s place during the game but the Packers will surely want to turn to the experienced Bigby when he is able to get on the field. It’s a big blow for the Packers, who liked Burnett so much they traded up in the third round to draft him at a position that didn’t look like a big area of need.

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