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Chad Clifton Injury: Packers Tackle Carted Off With Hamstring

The Green Bay Packers are without both starting tackles now that star left tackle Chad Clifton has left the field with a hamstring injury. He's doubtful to return. He was carted into the locker room after landing awkwardly in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons. Mississippi St. Bulldogs rookie Derek Sherrod fills in.  Here's video of the injury:

Bryan Bulaga was out on the other end of the line, making for an inexperienced offensive line in a loud environment. So far it hasn't impacted Green Bay all that badly, as they've been able to drive the ball. Seven first downs thus far.

The losses could be key, as Atlanta is without John Abraham for the game. Despite the return on Jonathan Babineaux, the Falcons hadn't been able to generate very much of a pass rush. Aaron Rodgers took a rare hit shortly after Clifton left.

For more on this game, visit Atlanta Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Green Bay Packers blog Acme Packing Company, plus SB Nation's NFL news hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.