The Green Bay Packers will be down one cornerback on Sunday, but that may be all they’re missing on the back end.
That’s the news on Friday’s injury report for the Packers’ Wild Card game against the New York Giants on Sunday, as Quinten Rollins was ruled out as a result of the concussion he suffered last week in Detroit. Rollins has been in and around the team facilities all week, but is in the concussion protocol and has not practiced.
The other injured cornerback is Damarious Randall, last year’s first-round draft pick. Randall also left the game in Detroit, but with a knee injury; however, he has practiced this week, including a full session on Thursday. Randall earned a questionable designation for Sinday, along with six other Packers players, several of whom are starters.
However, one Packer in particular is notable by his absence on the injury report. That is rookie offensive lineman Jason Spriggs, who was not given an injured status for this week despite leaving Sunday’s game on the final drive. Spriggs should be available to take over for right tackle Bryan Bulaga (questionable) if the veteran would be unable to go.
Just two players are listed on the Giants’ report this week, but both are talented pass-rushers. Jason Pierre-Paul is the big loss, as he is out with a core muscle injury. This has been widely reported as a hernia, however, which could keep him out several weeks should the Giants advance. Also likely sitting on Sunday will be second-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa, who is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
Tune in on Sunday for the full report of the inactive players about 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Packers Injury Report
- CB Quinten Rollins (neck/concussion)
- RB James Starks (concussion)
- OT Bryan Bulaga (abdomen)
- WR Randall Cobb (ankle)
- OLB Jayrone Elliott (hand)
- OLB Nick Perry (hand)
- CB Damarious Randall (knee)
- ILB Joe Thomas (back)
- C/G JC Tretter (knee)
Giants Injury Report
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle)
- DE Owa Odighizuwa (hamstring)