Packers’ OL Mandarich Blocked From Playing
Oct. 26, 1992 –Packers General Manager Ron Wolf announces that Tony Mandarich will sit the remainder of the season because of lingering effects from a concussion sustained during the team’s first preseason game. “He has a concussion; that’s what has been diagnosed,” Wolf says. “That means he can continue to work out, and by that I mean weight training and those types of things. But to be completely clear of this thing, he can no longer take part in contact until next season.” The news is the latest setback for Mandarich who lost 16 pounds prior to training camp due to a bacterial infection. Once in camp, he struggled when shifted from right guard to left tackle. In March, Mandarich becomes a free agent, his Packers career over.