Packers get good news on T.J. Lang and B.J. Raji, no word on Nick Perry


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For a change, there was some good news on injuries for the Green Bay Packers. Right guard T.J. Lang and defensive tackle B.J. Raji both avoided anything major.

Both could play this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Raji said Monday that he underwent an MRI on his groin after he was unable to finish Sunday’s game against the Rams, and tests showed no damage.

Lang told ESPN.com on Sunday night that his injury was not serious. He had a light wrap on his right knee on Monday but declined further comment.

Coach Mike McCarthy would not give out any injury information on Monday, so the only unknown at this point is linebacker Nick Perry. He left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, which could be problematic considering he had offseason surgery to repair a shoulder problem that nagged him all of last season. Despite that injury, Perry played a career-high 15 games (missing only the Week 12 game against the Vikings because of the shoulder).

It’s an important year for the oft-injured former first-round pick because he’s scheduled to become a free agent in March after the Packers declined to pick up his fifth-year option this season. Perry already has 3.5 sacks (just a half-sack shy of his career high) in five games.

“You never want to see any of your players go through injury stretches,” McCarthy said. “Unfortunately my experience has been for players, sometimes it comes in bunches. They go through a two-year period or so. It is unfortunate. Nick has been having a great year, so as we continue to gather the information we’ll see how he is and we’ll have a better idea on all these guys on Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, there was little change in receive Davante Adams’ status. He missed his second straight game after reinjuring his sprained left ankle in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Adams could not say whether he would be able to return to practice on Wednesday. That the Packers have their bye after Sunday’s game against the Chargers could play a factor in whether he plays this week.

“I don’t want to rush like I did coming back for Kansas City and reaggravate it,” Adams said. “Maybe after the bye, maybe this week.”