Green Bay Packers inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (neck) did not practice on Wednesday, just one day after announcing to X/Twitter that he’s done playing through injuries. In the post-practice press conference, head coach Matt LaFleur stated that the team is going to give Campbell “an opportunity to get his body back” this week. Last week, Campbell was not listed on the injury report but reappeared on the injury report today with a neck designation, the same injury that recently cost him playing time.
After practice, Campbell chose to not address his message on social media. He told the press, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazzette’s Ryan Wood, “I’m not answering no questions about nothing that happened on the internet.” When asked about his relationship with LaFleur, Campbell stated, “I appreciate Matt for sure. That’s my guy. I’ve known him for a while, so I definitely appreciate him.”
Along with Campbell, the other non-participants in practice on Wednesday were left guard Elgton Jenkins (shoulder), receiver Jayden Reed (toe/chest), safety Darnell Savage (shoulder) and receiver Christian Watson (hamstring). Both Jenkins and Reed have been taking practices off during game weeks, as they’ve been pushing through injuries in recent games. Savage and Watson were both inactive, along with running back AJ Dillon and cornerback Jaire Alexander, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week due to their injuries.
Schneidman, Demovsky and Huber are available to play in Sunday’s game pic.twitter.com/GN9LgaZXZs— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) December 20, 2023
Alexander (shoulder) and Dillon (thumb) were both limited participants in practice on Wednesday. Joining them were outside linebacker lineback Kingsley Enagbare (toe), running back Aaron Jones (knee/finger), safety Jonathan Owens (knee), defensive lineman T.J. Slaton (knee), inside linebacker Quay Walker (shoulder) and receiver Dontayvion Wicks (ankle). The Packers also had running back Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) and tackle Luke Tenuta (ankle) in practice today. Both players are currently on the injured reserve, but they have opened their 21-day practice window to return to the active roster. The team has until the wildcard round of the playoffs to decide whether or not those players will be called up to the 53-man roster or if they’ll revert back to the injured reserve.
On the Carolina Panthers’ side of the injury report, the thing to keep an eye on is an illness that seems to be spreading through Carolina’s locker room. Outside linebackers Brian Burns and Marquis Haynes Sr. were both non-participants on Wednesday because of an illness. Tackle David Sharpe, tight end Tommy Tremble and safety Xavier Woods were all limited with an illness designation.