Friday Injury Report for Week 5 vs. Atlanta

What a mess. 14 players listed on the injury report, including 10 starters.

Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Atari Bigby S Hamstring Did Not Participate Doubtful
Chad Clifton T Knees Full Participation Probable
Nick Collins S Back Full Participation Probable
Korey Hall FB Knee Did Not Participate Doubtful
Al Harris CB Spleen Out Out
A.J. Hawk LB Groin Did Not Participate Questionable
Jason Hunter DE Hamstring Did Not Participate Doubtful
Cullen Jenkins DE Chest Did Not Participate Out
James Jones WR Knee Full Participation Probable
Kregg Lumpkin RB Hamstring Did Not Participate Doubtful
Ryan Pickett DT Knee Full Participation Probable
Aaron Rodgers QB Right Shoulder Limited Participation Questionable
Aaron Rouse S Knee Did Not Participate Doubtful
Charles Woodson CB Toe Did Not Participate Probable

Harris and Jenkins are out. Clifton, Collins, Pickett, and Woodson should play through their injuries and start. Bigby and Hall should be out again, as they have been for the last two games, and I have no idea about Hawk or Rouse (who should be a starter if Bigby is out). That's 9 starters, and one replacement starter. The Packers have good backups at every position, except no one can replace Jenkins pass rush from the defensive tackle spot, and should be able to compete even if all these starters miss this game.

The 10th regular starter is obviously Rodgers. He's a game time decision, but he will be playing through some right shoulder pain even if he does play. I have no idea how the offense functions without him. The running game has been dead the last three weeks, and it wasn't great in the week 1 game against Minnesota either. Rookie QB Matt Flynn is a promising young QB, but he's not ready. It's not his fault, rookie QBs shouldn't have to start. The shoulder injury wasn't Rodgers fault, well maybe he should haven't been trying to stretch out on a busted scramble play, but his consecutive games started streak should end at four. Boy it sure would be nice to have a QB who could start 257 consecutive games. Hey, everyone will mention it if Rodgers misses this game.

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