After a run of good health after the bye week, the Packers place almost half the team on the injury report this week. The loss at New Orleans was a disaster in many ways. Meanwhile Carolina has two guys listed on their injury report with only one guy out.
The good news is that this is just a laundry list. Most everyone should play and almost everyone practiced on Friday. Everyone knew LB Nick Barnett is done for the season. Now it looks like reserve CB Pat Lee has a knee problem, I hope it's not too serious, but his absence doesn't make much difference. 3rd string RB DeShawn Wynn won't play either, but he's been inactive most games this season anyway. Maybe DE Michael Montgomery can't play, which won't help the poor run defense, but it looks like DE Jeremy Thompson is ready to return.
The only two major players who might miss the game are RT Mark Tauscher and S Aaron Rouse. Tauscher expects to play on Sunday. If not, then reserve RT Tony Moll will play and he was fine against New Orleans. I don't know about Rouse, but he did practice all week. There shouldn't be too many bodies missing by game time.
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Friday Participation||Friday Status|
|Atari Bigby||S||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|Jarrett Bush||CB/S||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|Chad Clifton||T||Knees||Full Participation||Probable|
|Nick Collins||S||Knee||Full Participation||Probable|
|Tory Humphrey||TE||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|Brandon Jackson||RB||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|Greg Jennings||WR||Rib||Full Participation||Probable|
|Johnny Jolly||DT||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|James Jones||WR||Knee||Full Participation||Probable|
|Michael Montgomery||DE||Ankle||Did Not Participate||Probable|
|Charlie Peprah||S||Calf||Full Participation||Probable|
|Aaron Rouse||S||Ankle||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Mark Tauscher||T||Hamstring||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Jeremy Thompson||DE||Groin||Full Participation||Probable|
|Scott Wells||C||Shoulder||Full Participation||Probable|
|Charles Woodson||CB||Toe||Full Participation||Probable|
|DeShawn Wynn||RB||Calf||Did Not Participate||Doubtful|