Billy Turner is unlikely to be available for the Packers’ season opener.
Two days away from the Green Bay Packers‘ first game of the regular season, it looks like they will be without offensive lineman Billy Turner and defensive tackle Montravius Adams.
The Packers have released their final injury report of the week, and both Turner and Adams are listed as doubtful to play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
While this doesn’t confirm that they will be inactive — it’s still possible their game status could change between now and Sunday — it’s unlikely. The Packers aren’t expecting either player to be ready to go this week.
This came as no surprise as ESPN’s Rob Demovsky had reported that Turner wasn’t practicing on Friday, a day after being a limited participant.
Safety Raven Greene’s status is also up in the air. He’s been limited at practice all week due to a quadricep injury and is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game on the injury report. Linebacker Randy Ramsey is the only Packers play to be officially ruled out after not practicing all week.
There is some better news for linebacker Oren Burks, who was a full participant on Thursday and Friday. He has no injury designation, meaning he’s healthy and will play against the Vikings.
Minnesota didn’t list a single player on the injury report, which means both teams enter this matchup relatively healthy. While the Packers do have more players on the injury report, the Vikings lost star pass rusher Danielle Hunter after he was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.
For the most part, these teams are healthy, and that’s exactly what you want ahead of a key divisional game. Two of the NFC’s best teams going head-to-head with the hope of taking an early advantage in the playoff race.