Friday, November 23, 2012
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Let's get inside the NFC North's Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion) practiced Friday for the second consecutive day but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, mostly because he must be cleared Saturday by an independent neurologist. Coach Lovie Smith has been optimistic all week about Cutler's chances to be cleared, so the guess is Cutler will start. Receiver Alshon Jeffery won't play because of a knee injury, and the only other player who might not be available is tight end Kellen Davis (ankle).
Green Bay Packers: The Packers ruled out linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), who did not practice at all this week, for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants. Linebacker Terrell Manning (shoulder), defensive back Charles Woodson (collarbone), cornerback Sam Shields (shin) are also out. Receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring) was elevated to questionable, but the guess is that he'll need one more week before returning to action. Tight end Andrew Quarless (knee), who is questionable, is the only other player who might not be available.
Minnesota Vikings: Receiver Percy Harvin tried to give it a go in practice Friday but his ankle is still sore. He is listed as doubtful and almost certainly won't play Sunday against the Bears. Guard Charlie Johnson (toe) returned to practice Friday and should be ready for the game. Nose tackle Letroy Guion (foot) is questionable.