The San Francisco 49ers entered tonight with a plethora of starters on injured reserve and apparently the Green Bay Packers felt compelled to catch up to them.
In addition to Jaire Alexander being evaluated and now ruled out with a concussion, the Packers will also be without right tackle Rick Wagner (knee), linebacker Krys Barnes (calf) and running back Dexter Williams (knee) for the remainder of tonight’s contest as well.
To replace Alexander, Ka’Dar Hollman has been lining up opposite Josh Jackson. Wagner’s replacement was Elgton Jenkins moving over from guard and rookie Jon Runyan replacing Jenkins there. The loss of Williams has meant a heavier dose of Tyler Ervin with Aaron Jones active but nursing a calf injury.
The severity of the injuries are not known at this time.
The losses of Alexander and Wagner are obviously the most worrisome even with a mini-bye for Green Bay before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 15. Hollman and Jackson are not an ideal duo for the Packers to have in the secondary and losing both starting tackles is not an ideal situation either.
Thankfully these injuries are not really being felt in this game as the Packers lead the 49ers 28-3 at the start of the fourth quarter.