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Packers OLB Za'darius Smith had back surgery, according to NFL Network

The Packers hope Smith will be able to return later this season, according to the original report.
Za'Darius Smith
Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 18:55:39-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — It's gone from bad to worse for Za'Darius Smith.

The Packers top pass rusher will be out for an extended period of time after having surgery on his injured back, according to NFL Network.

Smith practiced only once in training camp because of the injury and was limited in the season opener against the Saints. Just days later, he was placed on injured reserve.

Without him, the Packers have only three sacks through three games.