Packers: Seven players on injury report for Week 2 vs. Lions

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Seven Packers are on the injury report for Week 2.

There are some injury concerns for the Green Bay Packers ahead of their Monday Night Football showdown with the division-rival Detroit Lions.

The team released their first injury report for Week 2 on Thursday — a day later than normal due to the game being played on Monday — and three players didn’t practice.

Star pass rusher Za’Darius Smith’s status for Monday night seems to be up in the air. He didn’t practice on Thursday. Smith was active in the season opener but was clearly limited and didn’t play anywhere close to the number of snaps he normally would.

If he’s not able to play at 100 percent, should he be out there at all? His back injury is definitely concerning. Hopefully it’s just precautionary that he didn’t practice.

Starting guard Lucas Patrick and tight end Josiah Deguara (both concussion) didn’t practice on Thursday.

Safeties Darnell Savage (shoulder) and Vernon Scott (hamstring) were both limited. Defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster (back/ankle) was limited.

It was a surprise to see rookie center Josh Myers (finger) on the injury report, but he was a full participant, which should suggest he’ll be good to go on Monday night.

For the Lions, only two players didn’t practice on Thursday: defensive end Kevin Strong and wide receiver Tyrell Williams (both concussion).

Five Lions players were limited at practice: defensive end Michael Brockers, outside linebackers Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara (all shoulder), running backs D’Andre Swift (groin) and former Packer Jamaal Williams (chest).

Defensive end Levi Onwuzurike (hip) was a full participant at practice on Thursday.

Both teams are dealing with injuries. For the Packers, they could potentially be without two key defensive starters in Smith and Savage. Smith’s injury is most concerning as it has again kept him out of practice, while Savage was able to practice.