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Friday Injury Report: Bears at Green Bay Packers

The complete injury report for the Packers and Bears is after the jump. It's a short list for both teams.

The Friday injury report is the only one I watch all week. It's the final one before the game, and gives the clearest indication of who's out on Sunday.

According to Mike McCarthy, CB Will Blackmon and NT B.J. Raji are game-time decisions. Blackmon will be missed on punt returns, but WR Jordy Nelson is his replacement, again according to McCarthy, and he's almost as good. Blackmon might not be missed at all on defense because the Bears love running in a two tight end set and the Packers might not use a dime package.

Raji could be missed as he'd battle the two new starters on the right side of the Bears o-line. Improving the run defense is a priority, and without Raji, it's the same defensive front seven that struggled against the run last season. But if his ankle isn't ready to go, he should be held out.

RB Brandon Jackson has been hurt for a couple weeks, so his absense isn't surprising. Mike McCarthy prefers leaving RB Ryan Grant in for most of the game anyway, so the few times Jackson would have played will easily be covered by RB DeShawn Wynn. 

Everyone in Chicago has been watching the return of CB Charles Tillman. He had back surgery in July and just returned to practice on Monday. He might be healthy enough to play, but he's probably not in football shape yet. 


Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Will Blackmon CB Quadricep Limited Participation Questionable
Matt Flynn QB Right Shoulder Full Participation Probable
Brandon Jackson RB Ankle Did Not Participate Doubtful
B.J. Raji NT Ankle Limited Participation Questionable
Aaron Rouse S Hamstring Full Participation Probable
Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Devin Aromashodu WR Quadricep Limited Participation Questionable
Israel Idonije DT Hamstring Full Participation Probable
Charles Tillman CB Back Full Participation Questionable