Green Bay Packers Week 2 Injury Report

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The Packers left Minnesota with an impressive week one win, but it came at cost. Starting guard Lane Taylor suffered a season ending knee injury and defensive lineman Kenny Clark suffered a groin injury in will not be available to play in the home opener against the Lions. Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was placed on IR on Saturday won’t be eligible to return for at least three weeks.

 

Unfortunately the injuries to the offensive line don’t end with Lane Taylor, there are three other members of the offensive line listed this week. Let’s start with Billy Turner. He was supposed to be the opening day starter at right tackle, but missed the game with a knee injury. He was a full participant on Thursday, but was limited on Friday. He’s officially questionable for Sunday. Elgton Jenkins was full participant on both Thursday and Friday is dealing with an ankle issue. He is expected to play on Sunday, but where he plays remains to be seen. We saw him at right tackle against Minnesota. Many people aren’t ruling out the Packers potentially grooming him to be the starting right tackle of the future. Reserve guard Lucas Patrick is dealing with a shoulder injury, but was able to practice in full on both Thursday and Friday, and is questionable for Sunday. With the Lane Taylor injury, Patrick could see major snaps at guard going forward this season.

Defensive lineman Montravious Adams missed last week’s game with a toe injury and has been limited all week. He is questionable for Sunday. With Adams potentially missing his second game and Kenny Clark already being ruled out, the Packers will be thin on the defensive line. Safety Raven Green also missed last weeks with a quad injury. He has been limited all week and is questionable for Sunday. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, CB Jaire Alexander was a late addition to the injury report with a hand issue, but is expected to go on Sunday.

The Packers are banged up, but they won’t be the most banged up team at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The Lions won’t have their best receiver in Kenny Golladay, and their secondary is beaten up really bad. The Packers offense should be able to move the ball against this Lions defense, but we know the fits the Lions have given the Packers the last couple years.

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