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Corey Linsley leaves game with leg injury, Elgton Jenkins now at center

The seventh-year center left the Packers’ game in the first quarter with an apparent leg injury.

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The Packers will again be without the services of center Corey Linsley, at least temporarily. The seventh-year center left Sunday night’s game against the Bears in the first quarter with an apparent leg injury.

Linsley had to be helped to the sideline by two members of the medical staff after being rolled up on while blocking during an Aaron Rodgers scramble. He has been ruled questionable to return with a knee injury.

Left guard Elgton Jenkins slid to center in relief of Linsley, the second time in as many weeks that he’s been pressed into duty at center. Jenkins, a second-year player out of Mississippi State, has extensive experience at center, having played there while in college. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has repeatedly praised Jenkins’ versatility and mentioned him as a potential option at center early in the season, a prediction that has, unfortunately, had several opportunities to play out.

Rookie Jon Runyan Jr. stepped in for Jenkins at left guard. Runyan has played well in 105 snaps so far this season at both left and right guard.