One of the Packers' biggest injury concerns is whether Clay Matthews will make it back on the field by this weekend. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers injury issues continue to plague team


 

After a disappointing loss at Cincinnati, the Green Bay Packers look to improve by making a couple of roster changes as well as get players healthy.

Here is a quick update on roster changes and injury progression since the week 4 bye.

On the injury front, six players sat out from Monday’s practice. Among those players were LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), TE Jermichael Finley (concussion), and RB James Starks (knee). Coach Mike McCarthy did not address these injuries in his post-practice press conference, so time will tell if any of these players suit up for practice before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

The other players sitting out practice Monday were CBs Casey Hayward and Jarrett Bush, and FB John Kuhn, all with nagging hamstring injuries.

The good news coming out of McCarthy’s post-practice press conference is that RB Eddie Lacy is reportedly ready to play and looked good in practice. Johnathan Franklin practiced and is feeling good, after leaving the Cincinnati game with a foot injury. S Morgan Burnett was also involved in practice and seems to be nearing game readiness.

The Packers also made a couple of roster changes Monday. Practice squad RB Michael Hill was signed to the 53-man roster, filling the spot left empty after Jeremy Ross‘s release from the team. Hill was active at Monday’s practice. WR Reggie Dunn was signed to the Packers practice squad. Dunn was a kick return specialist in college, returning 4 of 10 kickoffs for touchdowns at Utah.

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