Friday, October 22, 2010
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report....
Chicago Bears: Cornerback Zack Bowman (foot) is doubtful and not expected to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Guard Roberto Garza (knee) also won't play. Safety Major Wright (hamstring) is questionable, but also unlikely to play. Linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle), on the other hand, is questionable but could see some game action.
Green Bay Packers: The Packers have ruled out defensive lineman Mike Neal (shoulder) and linebacker Brady Poppinga (knee). Linebackers Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and Clay Matthews (hamstring) are questionable, but both appear on track to play Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The status of defensive end Ryan Pickett (ankle) is less clear. Right tackle Mark Tauscher (shoulder) is questionable, but might need another week off. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn't tip his hand on whether cornerback Al Harris (knee) and/or safety Atari Bigby would be activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but both had strong weeks of practice.
Minnesota Vikings: Safety Husain Abdullah (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game. Jamarca Sanford or Tyrell Johnson will replace him. Cornerback Lito Sheppard (hand) is questionable, but he figured to fall a rung on the depth chart anyway with the expected return of rookie cornerback Chris Cook (knee). Cook seems likely to serve as the nickel back. Center John Sullivan is the likely starter after missing most of three games with a calf injury.