Just like last week, the Green Bay Packers’ injury report is long. But most of the injuries on there don’t appear to be too much of a concern.
First off, there are three fewer players on this week’s injury report than last week’s. That’s a good start.
Even better news is that only two players didn’t participate in practice on Wednesday. And it’s the same two players who missed last week’s first practice: Oren Burks and Darrius Shepherd.
Six players were limited. But again, there doesn’t appear to be any real reason for concern.
Bryan Bulaga and Tramon Williams missed practice due to veteran rest. Jimmy Graham was limited due to a finger injury, but that was the same last week, and he played the game and caught the only touchdown of the evening.
Both Hollman and King were limited in last week’s first practice due to the same injuries, although King now also has a chest injury. But it wasn’t serious enough to keep him out of practice, which is good news.
Any time Bakhtiari is on the injury report, it’s a concern. It’ll be something to watch closely, but he was limited which is encouraging. It would be more worrying had he sat out of practice.
The other seven players on the injury report all practiced fully: Josh Jackson (Achilles), Corey Linsley (elbow), Cole Madison (ankle), Blake Martinez (shoulder), Will Redmond (ankle), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder), and Jamaal Williams (shoulder).
But for them all to be full participants on Wednesday is a good sign. We can likely assume that barring any setbacks, they’ll be ready to go on Sunday.
Nine players are on the Vikings’ injury report. Two players didn’t practice on Wednesday: cornerback Mackensie Alexander (elbow) and guard Pat Elflein (knee).
Based on the first injury report of the week, it looks like the Packers aren’t dealing with any serious injuries, with the exception of Burks, who will likely remain out this week.