Paralyzed Packer


#1

For old timers, for some reason I’m trying to remember the name of a packer player who was paralyzed I think in the preseason early in Lombardi’s tenure. Any takers?


#2

I don’t remember any player being paralyzed. So I googled it and still got nothing. So I’m stumped.


#3

I couldn’t find anything either. I think I remember Lombardi being very upset by it. Probably 59 or 60.


#4

Google failed me as well. I could not find anything.


#5

I agree with the others. I was a fan pre-Lombardi (albeit a youngster) and I don’t recall ever hearing about something like this. Plenty of career-ending injuries, but outside of Stingley and a Lion, I don’t think even throughout the NFL has anyone been permanently paralyzed.


#6

Thew name Joe Francis is in my memory. He in fact broke his leg in 1960. That’s probably what I’m thinking.


#7

No idea the name. Wasn’t during a bag tackling drill?