David Bakhtiari is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but the Green Bay Packers are otherwise relatively healthy.
In a huge divisional showdown at Lambeau Field this weekend, the Packers will be hoping All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is available. On the team’s official injury report for Week 2, Bakhtiari is listed as questionable.
It’s encouraging that Bakhtiari, who missed Thursday’s practice, was able to return on Friday even though he was limited.
If Bakhtiari misses the game, the Packers will have a decision to make about who starts at left tackle. One option would be Billy Turner moving over from right guard with rookie Elgton Jenkins filling in for Turner.
For Week 2, rookie cornerback Ka’Dar Hollman is also questionable. He was limited at practice this week with a neck injury.
Unsurprisingly, linebacker Oren Burks remains out with a chest injury, and wide receiver Darrius Shepherd will also miss his second game of the season with a hamstring injury. Shepherd did return to practice on Friday, which is good news.
But that’s it. The Packers’ injury report might be a long one, but outside of the players mentioned, everyone else on the report hasn’t been given an injury designation, meaning they’re ready to go on Sunday.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander was added to the report on Thursday with a knee injury, which expectedly raised some concerns. But he practiced in full on Friday.
The Packers are close to full strength in Week 2, although the biggest concern is with the availability of Bakhtiari, especially in a divisional game up against a very good defense. His return to practice is encouraging, but his status for Sunday’s game appears to be up in the air.