Friday, November 13, 2009
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Detroit Lions: Linebacker Ernie Sims (hamstring) was ruled out of Sunday’s game against Minnesota. He’s likely to be replaced by rookie DeAndre Levy. Middle linebacker Larry Foote (knee), linebacker Jordon Dizon (neck) and defensive lineman Dewayne White (toe) are questionable. Foote, however, returned to practice Friday and said he plans to play.
Green Bay Packers: Four players have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Dallas: Tight end Jermichael Finley (knee), linebacker Aaron Kampman (concussion), linebacker Brady Poppinga (quadriceps) and tackle Mark Tauscher (knee). Linebacker Brandon Chillar (hand) is questionable but wouldn’t have a big role if he does play Sunday. All other players will be available. Coach Mike McCarthy told Wisconsin reporters that rookie Brad Jones would start in place of Kampman and that rookie T.J. Lang would start for Tauscher.
Minnesota Vikings: As expected, cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot) is at least a week away from returning. The Vikings ruled him out on their injury report. They should have no other injury-related absences Sunday. Punt returner Darius Reynaud will be available but might not be active based on other rosters decisions.