Vikings-Packers Final Injury Report


Good news, everyone! It looks like every key Packer who we were worried about this week expects to play on Saturday night!

Friday's practice came and went for the Green Bay Packers in anticipation of the Wild-Card game at Lambeau Field, and along with it comes the official game statuses for the players who've been affected by injuries this week. Finally, I have a lot of good news to share. Just take a look at the table below to see what I mean:

Player Injury Friday Practice Status Game Status
Randall Cobb Ankle Full Probable
Jermichael Finley Quadricep Full Probable
Alex Green Knee Full Probable
Davon House Hip Full Probable
Jordy Nelson Knee Full Probable
Tramon Williams Illness Limited Probable
Charles Woodson Collarbone Full Probable
James Starks Knee Limited Questionable
Jarrett Boykin Ankle Did not practice Out
Jerel Worthy Knee Did not practice Out

Guys, the Packers' receiving weapons are ready to go. Having all five key receiving options (Cobb, Finley, and Nelson to go along with James Jones and Greg Jennings) will be sure to give the Vikings' defense matchup problems. One thing I'm really looking forward to is that even if Antoine Winfield plays, he won't be able to key on a single Packers' slot receiver, since both Cobb and Jennings excel in that role.

Tramon Williams also looks to have bounced back from his flu symptoms and practiced some today. Unless he has another setback, I imagine that he'll be back and ready to go 100% tomorrow night. Another possibility that hadn't seemed relevant to me until now is that James Starks may even be available this week, which could give the Packers four (four!) options at running back.

On the other side, here is the Vikings' injury report, which features the aforementioned Winfield:

Player Injury Friday Practice Status Game Status
Jared Allen Shoulder Full Probable
A.J. Jefferson Ankle Full Probable
George Johnson Quad Full Probable
Chris Kluwe Knee Full Probable
Phil Loadholt Knee Full Probable
Adrian Peterson Abdomen Full Probable
Brian Robison Shoulder Full Probable
Harrison Smith Knee Full Probable
Christian Ponder Elbow Limited Questionable
Antoine Winfield Hand Limited Questionable
Tyrone McKenzie Shoulder Did not practice Out

Half of this list shouldn't even be there, because Allen, Jefferson, Johnson, Kluwe, and Loadholt practiced fully all week. What's interesting (along with Winfield's status) is that Ponder is listed as questionable. We'll see tomorrow if that elbow injury is serious or if the Vikings were just keeping Ponder on a "pitch count" in practice this week.

We'll post the inactives tomorrow afternoon as soon as we hear them.

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