Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Injury report: Reinforcements coming
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers did not get quarterback Aaron Rodgers back, but they could get as many as four other starters back for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Among them are three defensive players who have been out. Defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (groin), linebacker Nick Perry (foot/ankle) and cornerback Sam Shields (hamstring) all were listed as probable on Wednesday’s injury report.
Perry has missed four of the last five games, while Shields missed the last two. Jolly did not play in last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Having Shields back could be key in defending Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.
On offense, the Packers appear likely to get back starting right tackle Don Barclay, who missed the last two games because of a knee injury.
“As far as the amount of work that we were able to get done the past two days on the field, it has been in a limited fashion as far as the work load, [but] I’m encouraged,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after Wednesday’s practice that lasted less than an hour. “I trust that they feel good, and they’re ready to go. Hopefully nothing changes between now and tomorrow.”
Here’s the full injury report:
Probable: T Don Barclay (knee, limited participation in practice), DT Johnny Jolly (groin, full participation), LB Mike Neal (abdomen, did not practice), T Marshall Newhouse (shoulder, full participation), LB Nick Perry (foot/ankle, limited participation), CB Sam Shields (hamstring, full participation), G Josh Sitton (back, full participation).
Questionable: TE Brandon Bostick (concussion, did not practice).
Out: QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, limited participation), RB Johnathan Franklin (concussion/neck, did not practice), LB Jamari Lattimore (quad, did not practice), DE C.J. Wilson (ankle, did not practice).