Packers place defensive tackle Kenny Clark on reserve/COVID-19 list

Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers could be without one of their best defensive players this week against the Baltimore Ravens.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, making it unlikely he’ll play on Sunday.

Clark is having a phenomenal season, so potentially losing him for a matchup against a strong rushing offense is tough.

Of course, more important than anything is that Clark makes a quick recovery.

The Packers will get backup quarterback Jordan Love back this week. He missed last week’s win over the Chicago Bears as he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The team announced on Thursday that Love has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Currently, Clark is Green Bay’s only player on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Clark is having a phenomenal season and is one of the main reasons why the Packers’ defense has played as well as it has so far this year.

While the Packers have been without Za’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander for much of the season, Clark has continued to dominate up front. He has started all 13 games so far this season, making 42 tackles, four sacks, a career-high 13 quarterback hits, as well as seven tackles for loss.

It will come as no surprise if Clark is voted to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career.

This week, both the Packers and Ravens could be without important players due to injury and COVID-19.

Clark hasn’t yet been ruled out of Sunday’s game but there isn’t much time remaining. He would need consecutive negative tests a day apart.