Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Injury report: Rodgers, Cobb, Lacy updates
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Thanks to Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, we know that quarterback Aaron Rodgers took snaps with the starting offense Wednesday.
While Matt Flynn still took the majority of the starter's reps and at this point is planning to start Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, it represented a significant step for Rodgers in his recovery. How his collarbone feels Thursday will dictate his activities for the rest of the week.
"We'll see how he is tomorrow," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after Wednesday's practice. "We'll set a plan for him again tomorrow."
Rodgers is expected to hold his weekly news conference Thursday.
Meanwhile, receiver Randall Cobb, who has been on the injured reserve/designated to return list since Oct. 15 because of his fractured tibia, still has not returned to practice. He is eligible to return to game action this week, but that appears unlikely.
"Randall is doing more, he's doing more in his rehab," McCarthy said. "He's progressing, looks good. He's starting to bounce around. He definitely took a step."
Running back Eddie Lacy won't practice until Friday at the earliest because of the sprained ankle he sustained Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Lacy finished the game after getting re-taped but if he can't play this week, James Starks would be the starter, and it could mean the recently signed Kahlil Bell would be the backup. Bell was inactive against the Falcons.
McCarthy said he did not have major concerns about inside linebackers Brad Jones (ankle) and Jamari Lattimore (knee) despite the fact that neither practiced Wednesday.
Receiver Myles White, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, said he injured his knee on his third-quarter catch against the Falcons. White said he has a partially torn meniscus but will not need surgery.
Here's the full injury report:
- C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee/ankle, limited participation in practice)
- LB Brad Jones (ankle, did not practice)
- RB Eddie Lacy (ankle, did not practice)
- LB Jamari Lattimore (knee, did not practice)
- OLB Mike Neal (abdomen, did not practice)
- OLB Nick Perry (foot, limited participation)
- QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, limited participation)
- DE C.J. Wilson (ankle, did not practice).