The Green Bay Packers can't catch a break with injuries this season.
Every time it appears they are getting closer to full strength, another key starter suffers an injury. Many have happened during practice.
This week, the Packers host the Los Angeles Chargers. It's one of the toughest challenges on the schedule for Green Bay's defense, who must slow down the league's eighth-best passing offense led by Justin Herbert.
Green Bay needs its best players to make an impact on defense. However, the Packers could be without star pass rusher Rashan Gary in Week 11.
Rashan Gary is questionable for Packers Week 11 game against Chargers
The Packers added Gary to their Week 11 injury report on Friday due to a shoulder injury. He is questionable to play against the Chargers this week.
Head coach Matt LaFleur isn't concerned about Gary's long-term status, noting that he suffered "a little mishap" at practice. While it's a relief to hear the injury isn't serious, it does put Gary's status for Week 11 in doubt.
Gary isn't the only key starter on defense who could miss Sunday's game.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander and inside linebacker Quay Walker have made progress this week but are questionable for Sunday's game. Rudy Ford is doubtful due to a biceps injury that has kept him out of practice.
Losing Gary would be a significant blow for this game. The Packers have to generate consistent pressure on Herbert to have any shot of slowing down the Chargers' offense. If Herbert has time in the pocket to find Keenan Allen, forget about it. Life becomes that much tougher for the Packers without their star pass rusher.
Green Bay has a quick turnaround between games, with a road matchup against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Whether that will factor into the Packers' decisions on injured players remains to be seen.
Hopefully, Gary is good to go on Sunday, but the Packers just can't catch a break with injuries, especially at practice.