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Packers Injury Report: RB AJ Dillon broke his thumb

Dillon’s injury dates back to Green Bay’s final drive against the New York Giants.

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers had their first real practice of the week on Thursday, as Wednesday’s practice was a walkthrough. Despite only having a participation estimate on the injury report yesterday, there were relatively few changes or surprises for the Packers today.

Inside linebacker Quay Walker (shoulder) and receiver Dontayvion Wicks (ankle) went from estimated non-participants on Wednesday to limited participants on Thursday. That’s a great sign, particularly for Wicks — who left Monday’s game early for what was believed to be a high ankle sprain.

The only other player whose status changed was left guard Elgton Jenkins (shoulder), who was a non-participant on Thursday. While head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t address Jenkins’ status today, he did last week — when a similar situation arose — stating that the team just wants to be smart with Jenkins.

The players who remained as non-participants in practice today were running back AJ Dillon (thumb), safety Darnell Savage (shoulder) and receiver Christian Watson (hamstring). The players who remained limited were cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder), outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare (thumb), running back Aaron Jones (knee), cornerback Keisean Nixon (quadricep), safety Jonathan Owens (knee), receiver Jayden Reed (ankle) and defensive tackle TJ Slaton (quadricep).

The biggest injury update of the day, though, came from outside of the injury report. When LaFleur was asked several times if running back AJ Dillon broke his thumb late in the Giants game, he refused to give a clear answer. When Dillon was asked by the press in the locker room following the press conference, he admitted that that’s exactly what happened.

At this point, both Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are questionable against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which means we should see a Patrick Taylor start and another promotion of practice-squadder Kenyan Drake this weekend.

The only significant change on the Buccaneers’ injury report today, following their walkthrough on Wednesday, was that linebacker Devin White (foot) went from an estimated non-participant to a limited participant. Cornerback Carlton Davis (groin), receiver Chris Godwin (knee) and nose tackle Vita Vea (toe) remained non-participants on Thursday.