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New Injury Update For Green Bay Packers Star Defender

A view of Green Bay Packers players holding their helmets.

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 08: A detailed picture of Green Bay Packers players holding their helmets before taking on the Minnesota Vikings on September 8, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers did more than lose a game yesterday to the Washington Redskins. They lost a key defensive player, most likely for the year.

Defensive tackle Mo Wilkerson, who the Packers signed this offseason, suffered an ugly-looking leg injury during Green Bay's 31-17 loss. It happened when one of his teammates accidentally rolled up on his leg.

The video of the injury shows how brutal it was.

It looks like Wilkerson's prognosis for the rest of the year is grim. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced today he had surgery after the game to repair a "significant' injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Wilkerson is likely out for the season.

Wilkerson had made five tackles in three games with Green Bay. He came to the Pack after seven seasons with the New York Jets, who picked him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Wilkerson turns 29 in October, so it will be interesting to see how his injury affects his status on the free agent market this offseason.