Friday, September 7, 2012
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the NFC North's Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: The big news is that punter Adam Podlesh (hip flexor) was listed as probable, meaning he'll likely be available to punt Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Rookie Ryan Quigley remains on the roster at this point as a backup. Tailback Lorenzo Booker (head) is questionable, but all other players should be available Sunday.
Detroit Lions: Safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerback Chris Houston (ankle) are listed as doubtful and aren't expected to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The real question is whether either player will play in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. Often players will participate in the usually light Friday practice if they are targeting the following week for a return to the field. Neither Delmas nor Houston practiced at all Friday.
Green Bay Packers: To no surprise, the Packers ruled out running back James Starks (toe), cornerback Davon House (shoulder) and linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle) from Sunday's game against the 49ers. All other players should be available.
Minnesota Vikings: We noted earlier that tailback Adrian Peterson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings ruled out three players: Receiver Jarius Wright, linebacker Marvin Mitchell and safety Andrew Sendejo, all of whom have sprained ankles. All other players, including tight end John Carlson (knee) and guard Geoff Schwartz (abdomen) should be available. The Jaguars will be without starting outside linebacker Daryl Smith, who suffered a groin injury in practice this week.