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Report: Packers FB Lovett (ACL) out for season

FILE PHOTO: Aug 10, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end John Lovett (40) runs against Cincinnati Bengals safety Trayvon Henderson (41) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers fullback John Lovett will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, ESPN reported Friday.

Lovett, 24, has appeared in all eight games this season, rushing three times for 6 yards. He played 45 snaps on offense and 112 on special teams and added four tackles.

Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga praised Lovett’s contributions earlier this week.

“I think he’s done an awesome job. He’s definitely a sparkplug for us and has developed into a good leader and plays hard, extremely hard, in every phase and has the right mentality that we’re looking for (on) special teams,” Mennenga said.

“It didn’t really surprise me. We noticed him obviously during camp and even though he is a former quarterback he definitely doesn’t play like that. He’s definitely got a defensive mentality and is physical in everything that he does and does everything the right way all the time. He’s been a great shot in the arm for us and love coaching him.”

It wasn’t immediately clear when Lovett sustained the knee injury. He was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday and as a limited participant Thursday.

Lovett was undrafted in 2019 out of Princeton, where he played quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He spent part of last season on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad.

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