While the sheer volume of injuries along the Green Bay Packers' roster coming out of Sunday night's loss might remind some of the infamous Body Bag Game, the team appears to have received good news on Monday. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the Packers believe Jordy Nelson, Mike Daniels, and Randall Cobb avoided serious injuries against the Atlanta Falcons, though the trio awaits test results to confirm.
The Packers entered Sunday's game already down starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. The list of wounded increased before the end of the first quarter with Nelson and Daniels dropping out with quad and hamstring issues respectively. Cobb played until the final quarter when a shoulder injury forced his exist as well.
While the Packers play a comparatively easy schedule over the next two weeks -- home tilts with the winless Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears -- they cannot afford prolonged absences from the trio of injured stars if they hope to contend for the Super Bowl. Green Bay's medical staff has a well-earned reputation as one of the most conservative in the league. As such, the team might not push Nelson, Cobb, or Daniels to return as soon as possible as a precautionary measure against re-injury.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, whose weekly day-after-game press conference begins at 7 p.m. CT later today, could provide an official update.