Derek Sherrod broke right leg

Updated: December 18, 2011, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Green Bay Packers rookie offensive lineman Derek Sherrod broke his right leg when Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali rolled into in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs' 19-14 victory Sunday.

Sherrod took over in the first half when starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga went down with what a strained knee, though it wasn't clear which knee he hurt. Sherrod was the Packers' first-round draft pick out of Mississippi State.

Sherrod was blocking near the end of a pass play when Hali slammed into his leg. It buckled at a gruesome angle and Sherrod remained down on the turf while trainers tended to him. His left knee was eventually put in an air cast and he was taken off the field on a cart.

The team initially said he hurt his knee. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game that Sherrod had broken his leg.


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