This week’s Green Bay Packers injury report is quite long, much to the displeasure of us fans.
Another week in the NFL, and another slew of players that are hurt in some way or another. In total, 12 players are listed on the Packers injury report. Two weeks ago, there were only five players on it.
The biggest story from this week has been the injuries that the Packers’ wide receiver corps have sustained.
Let’s start with the biggest and most disappointing news: Randall Cobb has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. This is the second game in a row that Cobb will miss due to a hamstring injury.
As noted by Demovsky, head coach Mike McCarthy said Adams will practice on Saturday, and that “there’s hope” for Allison, who is undergoing concussion protocol.
In any case, the Packers may end up relying on some of their rookie wide receivers to step up and make plays on Sunday.
Tight end Jimmy Graham is dealing with a knee injury. He did not practice on Wednesday, and had limited participation on Thursday.
As we all know, Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with a knee injury since Week 1. His status is one of the bright spots this week because he was a full participant on Thursday, the first time since getting injured in the season opener.
Three Packers offensive linemen are also listed on this week’s injury report.
Guards Lucas Patrick and Justin McCray are dealing with a back and shoulder injury respectively. Patrick has had limited participation all week, and McCray had his participation limited only on Thursday — the first day he was put on the injury report.
Bryan Bulaga has a back injury, and had limited participation on Wednesday, but thankfully participated fully on Thursday’s practice.
All four of the defensive players on this week’s injury report are defensive backs.
Kentrell Brice wasn’t listed on the injury report until Thursday, a day he had limited participation due to an injured ankle.
Alexander has had limited participation in both of this week’s practices, whereas King has participated fully in both.
Safety Jermaine Whitehead was the only Packers defensive player to not participate at all on Thursday. He is dealing with a back injury, and I’d say his status for the game seems doubtful.