Friday, October 12, 2012
Packers injury report: Much in question
By Kevin Seifert
We typically post a final injury report at the end of Friday, but the Green Bay Packers have enough prominent players on their list to prompt a quicker post this week.
As expected, the Packers ruled out receiver Greg Jennings for the second consecutive week because of a groin injury. Coach Mike McCarthy said the injury has returned to where it was before he re-injured it Sept. 30 against the New Orleans Saints. He will be tested at the end of next week to see if he can play Oct. 21 at the St. Louis Rams.
Meanwhile, nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle), tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder) and tight end D.J. Williams (hamstring) are all questionable because of their injuries. Raji seems the furthest behind; he didn't practice at all this week. Finley and Williams both returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, and their status could limit the Packers' options Sunday night at the Houston Texans.
McCarthy said Finley faces mostly a "pain tolerance" issue for what is a "pretty good" injury. No decisions will be made on any of the questionable players before Saturday afternoon. We aren't likely to find out until Sunday afternoon. The Packers' two healthy tight ends at the moment are Tom Crabtree and Ryan Taylor.