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Packers add punter JK Scott to NFC Championship injury report with illness

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The best-case scenario would be for the Packers to just not need to punt the football at all.

NFL: NOV 24 Packers at 49ers Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

If everything goes perfectly on Sunday evening, the Green Bay Packers would not punt the football once. That would be even more ideal after Saturday’s news, as punter JK Scott has been added to the injury report for the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Scott has evidently come down with the illness that has been making the rounds in the locker room, and the team has updated the report to list him as questionable for tomorrow’s game. The Packers currently hold an open spot on their 53-man roster, and it would be reasonable to think that they will sign a punter to that open spot on Saturday in case Scott is unable to go on Sunday.

There is at least a chance that Scott will be able to play, however. Last Saturday before their Divisional Playoff victory, the Packers listed cornerback Josh Jackson and offensive tackle Alex Light as questionable on the report. Light ended up being active for the game the next day, while Jackson was inactive. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga came down with the bug on Sunday morning and the team left him active, though he was unable to play in the game.

It seemed that the bug had run its course this week, as only one player missed any practice time due to the illness this week. That was wide receiver Geronimo Allison, who sat out on Wednesday but was back in action on Thursday and Friday.

Clearly, the fact that Scott came down with this issue on Saturday is fortunate, giving him a full day to recover and get ready for the game. But the Packers and their fans must hope that no other players pick up the bug overnight as the team heads into game day on Sunday.

Stay tuned for more over the next 24-plus hours as the team gets ready for Sunday’s kickoff at 5:40 PM Central Time.