According to a Green Bay Packers’ press release, the broken bone in wide receiver Jeff Janis’ hand seems to be healing very quickly. When we first learned of his injury, the 4-6 week timeframe suggested that he could return sometime in the first few weeks of the season, with a return for the season opener just barely sneaking in under the 4 week estimate.
In Wednesday’s practice injury report, however, Janis appears to be ready to go for Sunday, as he was listed as a full participant. If Janis can indeed be active on Sunday, it should be a big help for the Packers’ punt coverage team, where he has been an excellent gunner. For now it seems likely that he will see limited snaps (if any) on offense, but it looks like the team probably made a good call keeping him on the 53-man roster.
There are no starters on this week’s injury report so far (pardon me while I knock on wood repeatedly). Instead, a quartet of reserves were the only players sitting out entirely, while reserve wideout Trevor Davis was limited and seems likely to be inactive on Sunday.
You can find the entire practice report below.
- WR Jeff Janis
- WR Trevor Davis
Did Not Participate
- S Chris Banjo
- OLB Jayrone Elliott
- CB Josh Hawkins
- TE Justin Perillo