The Packers will likely miss Kingsley Keke in the divisional round.
The Green Bay Packers are expecting to be without defensive tackle Kingsley Keke in Saturday’s divisional round matchup, while the Los Angeles Rams haven’t given All-Pro Aaron Donald an injury designation.
On the final injury report ahead of the divisional round, Keke was listed as doubtful to play.
The other players on the injury report, including Za’Darius Smith, Kevin King, and Allen Lazard, are all good to go.
While Donald looks set to play on Saturday, there are some injury concerns for the Rams ahead of the game.
Star wide receiver Cooper Kupp is questionable due to a knee injury he suffered in last week’s wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks. Kupp didn’t practice all week.
Starting guard David Edwards is also questionable with an ankle injury, while outside linebacker Terrell Lewis has been ruled out. He is also dealing with an ankle injury.
The Packers will be without new addition, tackle Jared Veldheer, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday. But the good news is that, as of Thursday, no other players have tested positive for the virus, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
While that could change between now and game-day, for now it looks like Veldheer will be the team’s only player on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week.
With the Packers removing most of the players on the injury report, it shows the bye week has helped the team get healthy. A well-deserved a much-needed week of rest as Green Bay hopes to begin a long Super Bowl run this weekend against the Rams.
Although Veldheer is out and Keke is also not expected to play, the Packers are relatively healthy. They should have almost everyone available in the divisional round.
Now it’s up to the Packers to get the job done against the Rams at Lambeau Field.