Packers are getting healthier entering Week 15 after bye

Green Bay Packers, Romeo Doubs (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Romeo Doubs (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are getting healthier ahead of their matchup with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.

Nine players are on the Green Bay Packers‘ injury report for Week 15, but six were listed as full participants during Thursday’s practice.

The bye week appears to have helped the Packers get healthier ahead of their crucial four-game stretch to close out the regular season.

Only two players didn’t practice on Thursday, according to the team’s Week 15 injury report.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari (abdomen) and guard/tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee) didn’t practice on Thursday. It’s unclear whether either player will be able to play on Monday night.

Running back Aaron Jones (ankle) was limited at practice. Jones was limited at practice each day prior to Green Bay’s last game in Week 13, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. He was able to play that week.

But the rest of the players on the injury report practiced in full.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been dealing with thumb and rib injuries, was a full participant on Thursday. This is a great sign.

More good news is that rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs looks set to make his return on Monday night against the Rams. He has been dealing with an ankle injury but was a full participant during Thursday’s practice.

Inside linebacker Krys Barnes (hand), edge rusher Kingsley Enagbare (knee), safety Rudy Ford (wrist), and safety Darnell Savage (foot) were all full participants on Thursday.

The Packers could finally have their entire wide receiver corps available. And with Rodgers getting healthier, it’s a great sign for Green Bay’s offense.

The Packers have three home games remaining against the Rams, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions. Their only road game is next week on Christmas Day against the Miami Dolphins.

Making the playoffs remains unlikely, but getting healthier will certainly help in the final four weeks.