The Green Bay Packers' injury curse continues after the bye week.
Extra time off is supposed to help a team get closer to full strength. In some cases, it has. Right tackle Zach Tom is healthy after playing with a knee injury before the bye.
However, Green Bay's injury woes have somehow gotten worse through the week.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander and tackle Yosh Nijman were added to the injury report during the week, while Elgton Jenkins didn't practice on Friday despite being limited in the days prior. Head coach Matt LaFleur said Jenkins not practicing was precautionary.
Aaron Jones still isn't 100 percent. He was a limited participant at practice all week and is questionable for Sunday. The hope was that he would be a full go, having not played since Week 4.
The Packers listed nine players as questionable for Week 7, including six key starters, while linebacker De'Vondre Campbell is doubtful.
Packers injury report Week 7
- CB Jaire Alexander (Back)
- RB Aaron Jones (Hamstring)
- G Elgton Jenkins (Knee)
- DE Devonte Wyatt (Knee)
- LB Quay Walker (Knee)
- CB Eric Stokes (Foot)
- S Darnell Savage (Calf)
- S Zayne Anderson (Hamstring)
- T Yosh Nijman (Knee)
- LB De'Vondre Campbell (Ankle)
Only the Packers, right?
Every team deals with injuries, but it seems the Packers can't catch a break this season. Many key players have dealt with ongoing issues throughout the season. Aaron Jones is still bothered by a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 1. Jaire Alexander missed two games with a back injury, and the same issue landed him on the injury report midway through the week.
It's too early to call this week's game a must-win, but the Packers will be in real trouble if they slip to 2-4, especially against a struggling team like the Denver Broncos.
But the injury situation won't help. The Packers could be without several starters in Week 7. We can forget about the team being close to full strength after the bye.
They exit the bye week just as banged up as they started it.