Is Davante Adams playing this week? Latest Week 5 injury updates for Packers vs. Raiders

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Davante Adams' Las Vegas Raiders take on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 5. If healthy, Adams will go head-to-head with his former team for the first time.

Adams is in his second season away from Green Bay. He proved he could still dominate without Aaron Rodgers last year, and Adams has made an All-Pro start to this season.

However, the star wide receiver suffered a shoulder injury against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. Here are the latest injury updates for Adams entering Week 5.

Davante Adams injury status for Raiders Week 5 game against Packers

Davante Adams is officially questionable to play against the Packers on Monday Night Football, but he is expected to play, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Adams suffered a shoulder injury in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He did return to the game and didn't appear to have many limitations. However, Adams is on the Raiders' Week 5 injury report. He didn't practice on Thursday or Friday but returned on Saturday -- he was limited.

The fact he returned to last week's game, along with the extra day of recovery for Monday Night Football, likely helps his chances.

Davante Adams injury history

Davante Adams hasn't missed many games in his NFL career. He has never missed more than four games in a season. The most he missed was four in 2019.

Adams missed time in 2015 due to an ankle injury. Although he returned after a three-game absence, the injury seemed to bother him for much of the year. His release and footwork off the line of scrimmage are among the best in the league, so it's understandable why an ankle injury could affect that.

Later in the year, a sprained MCL ended his season during the Packers' playoff victory over Washington.

Adams suffered a concussion in Week 6 of the 2016 season but incredibly returned four days later for Thursday Night Football. He suffered two concussions in the 2017 season.

A knee injury cost Adams one game in 2018, a toe injury four games in 2019, and he missed one game in 2021 after testing positive for Covid-19. But Adams hasn't missed a game since.

There is no doubting Adams' toughness. He has played through injuries throughout his career and rarely misses time.

Who would replace Davante Adams in starting lineup in Week 5?

If Davante Adams doesn't play in Week 5 against the Packers, expect the ball to go in Jakobi Meyers' direction more often. He ranks second in receiving for Las Vegas this season, having caught 18 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

Surprisingly, Hunter Renfrow only has five catches for 52 yards. He was a 1,000-yard receiver only two seasons ago. If Adams is out, the Raiders will need to spread the ball around, which could lead to an increase in targets for Renfrow.

The Raiders may also lean on their rushing attack. Green Bay has struggled to stop the run, allowing 155.3 yards per game, third-most in the NFL. If Adams doesn't play, opting for a run-heavy approach may be the way to go.

Raiders injury report Week 5

  • WR Davante Adams (Shoulder) - Questionable
  • CB Jakorian Bennett (Hamstring/Shoulder) - Questionable
  • DE Maxx Crosby (Knee)
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Concussion)
  • CB Nate Hobbs (Ankle) - Out
  • DE Malcolm Koonce (Groin)
  • CB David Long (Ankle) - Questionable

Maxx Crosby is on the injury report for the second straight week, but it's not a major concern for the Raiders. It didn't stop him from making two sacks and two quarterback hits against the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

Jimmy Garoppolo has cleared the concussion protocol and will return in Week 5. That immediately helps the Raiders' chances of beating the Packers on Monday Night Football.

Packers injury report Week 5

  • CB Jaire Alexander (Back) - Questionable
  • S Zayne Anderson (Hamstring) - Out
  • LB De'Vondre Campbell (Ankle) - Out
  • S Rudy Ford (Oblique) - Questionable
  • G Elgton Jenkins (Knee)
  • RB Aaron Jones (Hamstring) - Questionable
  • TE Luke Musgrave (Concussion)
  • G Jon Runyan Jr. (Groin/Ankle)
  • CB Eric Stokes (Foot) - Questionable
  • OL Zach Tom (Knee)
  • CB Carrington Valentine (Biceps)
  • WR Christian Watson (Hamstring)

The Packers are dealing with several injuries in Week 5, including multiple starters on offense. Running back Aaron Jones and wide receiver Christian Watson returned from injury last week but were limited. Tight end Luke Musgrave has cleared the concussion protocol, making him available for Monday Night Football.

Jones is questionable for Monday Night Football, but Watson has no injury designation and is good to go. Green Bay will also have its entire offensive line available, not including David Bakhtiari, who is out for the rest of the season.

Three cornerbacks are on the injury report, which is something to watch if Davante Adams plays.

All-Pro Jaire Alexander said he is "99.5%" healthy, but he is questionable on the injury report. Alexander will likely see a lot of Adams if they are both ready to play in Week 5.

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