The Green Bay Packers have an unusual injury report. Two players are listed with non-injury related absences (Newhouse and Dominguez). It's not a big deal, they each had a personal matter to attend to, and they should both be available to play on Sunday.
Clifton remains out indefinitely as he recovers from his severe hamstring injury. Neal is out (as usual), but some signs of hope exist. Zombo is also out again, but this time it's not due to his broken shoulder blade (which is healed) but the hyperextended knee he suffered during his brief return against the Rams.
Everyone else should play, except I'm not optimistic about either Pickett or Shields, who have both suffered concussions recently. Pickett was concussed during practice on Thursday, while it happened to Shields when he was returning an interception against the Rams. For some, concussions have little lasting effect. But for others, such as the weeks of concussion like symptoms suffered by DE Lawrence Guy, it can take longer to recover. If neither of them were cleared by Friday, I'm not expecting either of them will play this Sunday.
If he can't go, the big loss would be Shields. While the Vikings aren't a major passing threat, his replacement would be Jarrett Bush, who can make any wide receiver look good.
The Vikings have some issues in the secondary too. S Jamarca Sanford is doubtful, and so too is CB Antoine Winfield. They can survive without either player, but obviously they have a better shot of stopping Aaron Rodgers with them. C John Sullivan is also doubtful to play, and while he's not a dominant player, their offensive line could use all the help it can get.
The complete injury report, from Packers.com, is after the jump.
|Player||Position||Injury||Friday Participation||Friday Status|
|Morgan Burnett||S||Hand||Limited Participation||Probable|
|Chad Clifton||T||Knee / Hamstring||Out||Out|
|Ray Dominguez||G/T||Not Inj. Related||Did Not Participate||Probable|
|Jamari Lattimore||LB||Shoulder||Did Not Participate||Out|
|Clay Matthews||LB||Quadricep||Did Not Participate||Probable|
|Marshall Newhouse||T||Not Inj. Related||Did Not Participate||Probable|
|Ryan Pickett||DE||Concussion||Did Not Participate||Questionable|
|Andrew Quarless||TE||Knee||Full Participation||Probable|
|Sam Shields||CB||Concussion||Did Not Participate||Doubtful|
|Josh Sitton||G||Knee||Did Not Participate||Probable|
|Charles Woodson||CB||Foot / Knee||Limited Participation||Probable|