Friday NFC North injury report


Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Taking a look at the NFC North's biggest injury questions this weekend:

Chicago: The biggest question might be fullback Jason McKie, who was added to the injury report Friday as questionable because of a quadriceps injury. As Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times points out, the Bears don't have another fullback on the active roster and might need to make a move this weekend if McKie can't play against Minnesota. ... Tight end Desmond Clark (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable, but the Bears hope he can play. ... Cornerback Nate Vasher (thumb) was ruled out earlier this week.

Green Bay: There seems to be a decent chance that right tackle Mark Tauscher (hamstring) will get a chance to play Sunday at Carolina. He took some first-team reps in practice Friday and coach Mike McCarthy said he will give Tauscher every chance to play. ... Safeties Nick Collins (knee) and Atari Bigby (ankle) will play. ... Aaron Rouse (ankle) might have a harder time getting on the field. ... Cornerback Pat Lee (knee) and running back DeShawn Wynn (calf) seem unlikely to be available.

Minnesota: Right tackle Artis Hicks (elbow) returned to practice Friday but backup Ryan Cook took most of the reps. Coach Brad Childress said Hicks will be a game-time decision. Childress let it be known that the primary issue for Hicks is pain tolerance, not weakness or potential worsening of the injury.