Although the Green Bay Packers have been extremely fortunate on th injury front throughout the 2019 season, they may be getting an unfortunate bit of luck on the weekend of their Divisional Playoff game. The Packer shot the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, but an illness has swept through the locker room this week.
Now, with kickoff just hours away, the bug is hitting some key players and putting their status for this game in question.
On Saturday, the Packers added reserve cornerback Josh Jackson to the injury report, listing him as questionable for the game with the illness. But on Sunday afternoon, two offensive linemen found their names added as well.
Alex Light, a backup lineman, is one of them. But the most concerning name is Bryan Bulaga, the Packers' starting right tackle. Bulaga has started every game this season, doing so for just the second time in his career. He also just cleared the concussion protocol earlier this week, an encouraging gong sign for Packers fans who hoped to see him on the field against the likes of Jadeveon Clowney.
But now, Bulaga's status is uncertain. If he cannot suit up or if he needs to take some snaps off, look for veteran Jared Veldheer to step in at his position. Veldheer did so in week 17 when Bulaga received a concussion, playing well in relief. With Light also iffy for the game, Veldheer may end up playing a critical role despite coming out of retirement and landing with the Packers less than two months ago.
Check back here for the list of Inactives when the teams announce the about 90 mi uted prior to kickoff.