The last thing the Green Bay Packers need is an injury to Jayden Reed.
Green Bay has already lost tight end Luke Musgrave, potentially for the remainder of the season. Wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks suffered an ankle injury in the Packers' loss to the New York Giants, and his status for the upcoming four games remains uncertain. Christian Watson missed Monday's game and remains questionable moving forward due to a hamstring injury.
Along with Aaron Jones' knee injury, the Packers can't afford to lose another key starter on offense entering a crucial four-game stretch.
There was good and bad news for Reed on Wednesday's injury report.
Packers injury report Week 15: Jayden Reed dealing with ankle injury
The bad news is that Reed is on the injury report due to an ankle issue. However, the more positive update is that he doesn't have a concussion.
Reed was evaluated for a concussion following the loss to the Giants. With only a six-day turnaround between games, it would've been a big ask to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had he gone into the concussion protocol.
The Packers didn't practice on Wednesday, so the first injury report was an estimation. Still, Reed was listed as a limited participant, which is encouraging.
His injury is something to monitor as the week goes on, but the key is that he avoided a concussion.
The Packers need Reed in the final four games of the season. He is having an excellent rookie year, with 48 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns to go with 11 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Green Bay could miss Christian Watson, Aaron Jones, and Dontayvion Wicks this week, and Luke Musgrave remains on injured reserve.
Reed is a game-changer for this offense. Hopefully, he can play against the Buccaneers.