Jaire Alexander added to Packers’ Week 2 injury report

Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

It’s always concerning when a player is added to the injury report in the middle of the week.

Second-year cornerback Jaire Alexander wasn’t on the Green Bay Packers’ injury report on Wednesday, but he was added as a limited participant at practice on Thursday due to a knee injury.

That’s a little concerning as Alexander is a key part of the Packers‘ revamped secondary, and he’ll have an important role in Sunday’s game covering wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

Hopefully, it’s just a precautionary move, and the fact he was still at practice is perhaps encouraging. We’ll have to wait and see.

More bad news is that left tackle David Bakhtiari, who was limited on Wednesday due to a back issue, sat out of Thursday’s practice. Again, it’s not a good sign when a player goes from limited to not practicing during the week.

It’s impossible to know exactly how bad either injury is. Perhaps the Packers have decided just to give Bakhtiari an extra day of rest so he doesn’t make the injury worse. But, again, we’ll just have to wait and see.

We’ll get a clearer idea on Friday. Don’t be surprised if Alexander and Bakhtiari are listed as questionable for the game, but if they are removed from the injury report, it’d be a sign there’s no concern with their injuries. Let’s hope both are healthy and ready to go on Sunday.

The rest of the injury report remained mostly the same from Wednesday, with both linebacker Oren Burks and wide receiver Darrius Shepherd remaining out.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga and cornerback Tramon Williams were limited on Wednesday, but due to veteran rest and not because of an injury. They were both full participants on Thursday.

For the Vikings, wide receiver Josh Doctson has been placed on injured reserve.

Let’s hope for positive injury updates on Friday.