As we all know, the Packers have been beset with injuries in training camp, and it seems like half of the players on the roster have missed at least one of the preseason games. Now that the team is down to 75 players, the number of guys on the active roster who will miss time is smaller, but there are still key players who will be unable to play on Thursday night against Kansas City.
In his press conference yesterday, Mike McCarthy indicated that the following players will not take the field tomorrow: RB James Starks, T Andrew Datko, TE Tom Crabtree, ILB Robert Francois, and CB Davon House.
The statuses of two other tight ends are uncertain: D.J. Williams' ankle injury and Ryan Taylor's collarbone may keep them out of the game as well.
These injuries are in addition to the two players placed on the PUP list (TE Andrew Quarless and OLB Frank Zombo) and the six players on injured reserve (ILB Desmond Bishop, RB Du'ane Bennett, TE DeMarco Cosby, WR Shaky Smithson, T Ray Dominguez, and DL Johnny Jones).
An injury report on the Chiefs is coming up after the jump.
The Chief's secondary has been hit hard with injuries this preseason. Brandon Flowers, the Chiefs' top corner, is expected to miss Thursday's game. He has missed most of training camp, bruising his heel in practice in late July. His backup, Jalil Brown, went out and hurt his groin last week and is likely out tomorrow night as well. Jacques Reeves is expected to start at cornerback in their place.
Starting safety Kendrick Lewis is also expected to sit out with a shoulder injury that he suffered against the Rams two weeks ago. Meanwhile, WR Terrance Copper (groin), DT Anthony Toribio (ankle), and DE Allen Bailey (ankle) are also expected to miss the game.
The Chiefs currently have one player on injured reserve: defensive back Kyle McCarthy (knee).
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