Five Packers are on the Week 1 injury report.
For the first time of the season, the Green Bay Packers released their injury report. Following Wednesday’s practice, only five players were on the report.
Overall, the Packers are relatively healthy ahead of the season opener, which is the good news.
However, they could be without a starter along the offensive line. Billy Turner didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury, putting his status for Sunday’s game in doubt. The other player not to practice was linebacker Randy Ramsey due to a groin injury.
The other three players on the injury report all practiced but were limited. Safety Raven Greene is dealing with a quadricep injury, linebacker Oren Burks a groin injury, and defensive tackle Montravius Adams a toe injury.
There is, of course, some cause for concern there. With rookie linebacker Kamal Martin on injured reserve, who were two of the players most likely to take on a bigger role? Greene and Burks. They are now both on the Week 1 injury report. If they are both out, second-year linebacker Ty Summers could see extended playing time on Sunday.
The Vikings didn’t have any players on their injury report, which is rare in the NFL, but there was one notable move. The Packers won’t be up against star pass rusher Danielle Hunter, who the Vikings placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Given how important Hunter is to Minnesota’s pass rush, not having him out there will be bad news for the home team. It won’t be easy for the Packers’ offensive line, however, as they will need to be prepared for Pro Bowler Yannick Ngakoue, who the Vikings recently traded for.
We’ll get more injury updates in the coming days. So far for the Packers, the good news is there aren’t too many players on the injury report.