Packers offensive lineman Billy Turner practiced fully on Thursday.
There’s some encouraging injury news for the Green Bay Packers along the offensive line.
The Packers have been hit with injuries at the guard position. They’ve lost Lane Taylor for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Billy Turner missed last week’s game due to a knee injury, and Lucas Patrick also exited the game early with a shoulder injury.
Add in the fact that Elgton Jenkins is on this week’s injury report, and things weren’t looking too good for the offensive line entering Week 2.
Thursday’s injury report is more encouraging, however. Turner, Patrick, and Jenkins were all upgraded to full practice today. All three had been limited on Wednesday.
The key will be backing today’s full participation with the same on Friday, which would be a great indication that they are all ready to go on Sunday. But for now, the fact all three players were practicing fully is a good sign for their status this week.
The bad news for the Packers is that defensive tackle Kenny Clark remained out of practice on Thursday as he has a groin injury. His status for Sunday’s game looks to be very much in doubt.
Rookie tight end Josiah Deguara could also miss the game. He’s on the injury report with ankle and shin injuries and is yet to practice so far this week. Deguara impressed in his NFL debut.
Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was limited on Wednesday due to a knee injury, but he didn’t practice on Thursday.
The Detroit Lions’ injury report remained mostly the same from yesterday. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Desmond Trufant remained out of practice as they both recover from hamstring injuries.
Tomorrow, we’ll find out the game status for each player on the injury report.