Packers: Dean Lowry questionable vs. Vikings in Week 16

Green Bay Packers, Dean Lowry (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Dean Lowry (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Dean Lowry is questionable to play against the Minnesota Vikings.

It’s hard to believe the Packers have made it to Week 16 and are as healthy as they currently are. Only two players on the injury report might not be available for Monday night’s game against the Vikings.

Defensive lineman Dean Lowry, who made the spectacular interception of Mitch Trubisky in the win over the Bears last week, is questionable. He’s dealing with an ankle injury but has been able to practice all week. Lowry was limited on Thursday and Friday but practiced in full on Saturday.

Tackle Yosh Nijman, who was added to the injury report on Friday, has been ruled out. Nijman has been a healthy scratch each week since being promoted from the practice squad.

Backup tackle Alex Light is ready to go. He had missed practice on Thursday due to an illness, but returned on Friday and was a full participant for the rest of the week.

Cornerback Kevin King practiced fully all week and has been taken off the injury report. Linebacker Blake Martinez was also a full participant on Saturday and is no longer on the injury report. Two key defensive starters are ready to go for the Packers.

Tight end Jimmy Graham will also play. He was limited at practice this week due to wrist and groin injuries but doesn’t have an injury designation.

The Vikings aren’t dealing with too many injuries, but they will be without star running back Dalvin Cook, who has been ruled out for this game due to a chest injury. His backup, Alexander Mattison, is questionable with an ankle injury that kept him out of the Vikings’ win last week.

The Packers are healthier this late in the season than we’ve seen in many years, and that is good news entering such a tough game.