The Green Bay Packers will be without their best pass rusher and number two wide receiver against the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon.
Third-year pass rusher Rashan Gary, who is enjoying a breakout season, is officially inactive for today’s game with the division-rival Vikings. He was questionable on the injury report but won’t be able to play due to the elbow injury he suffered in last week’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. Hopefully it’s only a short-term injury for one of the Packers’ best young players.
Allen Lazard, who is a reliable pass catcher for the Packers, has also been ruled out due to a shoulder injury. He had been listed as doubtful on the injury report so this comes as no surprise.
Here is the full list of the team’s inactives for Week 11, according to the Packers’ official website:
- Aaron Jones
- David Bakhtiari
- Vernon Scott
- Jack Heflin
- Malik Taylor
It means that defensive tackle Kingsley Keke, who was listed as questionable on the injury report, will play. Keke will have an important role to play up front against the Vikings’ strong rushing attack.
Aaron Rodgers will also start at quarterback, as expected, despite dealing with a toe injury. Rodgers didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday. This comes after he was unable to practice at all last week while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Rodgers hasn’t had many practice reps in recent weeks.
We don’t know exactly what the injury is, but it’s been enough to keep him out of practice. Hopefully it won’t be an issue in today’s game.
As they have been all season long, the Packers are dealing with a lot of injuries. The bye week is now only a couple of weeks away. Hopefully the Packers can continue to find ways to win.