Packers: Lions without two key starters in Week 2 matchup

Kenny Golladay (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Kenny Golladay (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

Both the Packers and Lions are dealing with injuries to key players in Week 2.

The Green Bay Packers meet the Detroit Lions in Week 2, but the Lions will be without two key starters on both sides of the ball.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Desmond Trufant have both been ruled out, both due to hamstring injuries.

This is significant for a Packers defense that has struggled to stop Golladay in the past. In four career games against the Packers, Golladay has caught 14 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns.

Trufant was one of the Lions’ top free-agent additions this past offseason, helping the team at cornerback after trading away Darius Slay. Trufant suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener.

Third-overall pick Jeff Okudah is set to make his NFL debut against the Packers, however, as he practiced fully all week.

The Packers are without some key players too. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark has been ruled out due to a groin injury. Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and linebacker Randy Ramsey are also out.

The Packers will be hoping to have as many offensive linemen healthy for this game as possible after losing guard Lane Taylor for the season.

Elgton Jenkins’ injury proved to not be serious as he doesn’t have an injury designation for this game and practiced in full on both Thursday and Friday. However, both Billy Turner and Lucas Patrick are questionable for Week 2. Turner did practice fully on Thursday but was downgraded to limited practice on Friday, which isn’t a great sign.

Tight end Josiah Deguara has missed two practices in a row and is listed as questionable on the injury report. Safety Raven Greene and defensive tackle Montravius Adams are also both questionable for this week.

Ahead of another important divisional showdown, both teams will be without key players. The Packers will be hoping Turner and Patrick are both available on Sunday.