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Packers Injury Report: Aaron Jones and Darnell Savage ruled out vs. Lions

TE Luke Musgrave (abdomen) and RB Emmanuel Wilson (shoulder) were placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.

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In the final injury report leading up to their game against the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers officially ruled out running back Aaron Jones (knee) and safety Darnell Savage (calf). Jones left last week’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with what was diagnosed as an MCL sprain. Savage, meanwhile, began his 21-day practice window this week but was never activated off of the injured reserve.

Speaking of the injured reserve, the Packers made a flurry of transactions on Wednesday, which included tight end Luke Musgrave (abdomen) and running back Emmanuel Wilson (shoulder) going on the injured reserve. Musgrave, apparently, lacerated his kidney and paid a visit to the hospital after Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Versus Los Angeles, Wilson left the game before halftime with a dislocated shoulder.

Down two running backs, the Packers re-signed Patrick Taylor to the 53-man roster off of the New England Patriots’ practice squad this week and also brought James Robinson back to the practice squad and eventually the 53-man roster. With Musgrave and Wilson on the injured reserve, Green Bay also promoted receiver Bo Melton off of the practice squad. It’s worth noting here that Melton got this opportunity following Samori Toure’s consecutive weeks of being a healthy scratch on game days.

The Packers have also elevated two practice squadders for game action tomorrow: fullback Henry Pearson and safety Benny Sapp. With tight end Josiah Deguara (hip) — who plays a fullback-type of role for Green Bay — listed as doubtful, Pearson is expected to fill his role on Thanksgiving. Sapp played last week in a limited role that featured him on special teams and as the team’s dimeback.

The players who are listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game are cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder), inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (neck), running back AJ Dillon (groin), safety Rudy Ford (biceps) and receiver Dontayvion Wicks (concussion/knee). With Melton’s promotion to the 53-man roster, it seems unlikely that Wicks will be able to pass through concussion protocol in time for kickoff.

On the Lions’ side of the injury report, only guard Jonah Jackson (wrist, out) was given an injury designation on Wednesday. For the most part, Detroit is going to be much healthier than Green Bay in this matchup.