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Packers Injury Report: Aaron Rodgers Out, Dietrich-Smith Questionable for Falcons

Not surprisingly, the Packers will not have the services of their star QB, but there's still a chance the anchor on their offensive line could play on Sunday.


Well, Packers fans, we'll have to wait at least another week before our team's star quarterback is back on the field. Aaron Rodgers was ruled out in today's final injury report for Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons, leaving the starting job to Matt Flynn for the weekend.

On the whole, the Packers' injury report has nine names, but the offensive line looks like it will only miss one starter, if any. Left tackle David Bakhtiari is listed as probable with an illness, while starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith is questionable with an ankle injury. According to Mike McCarthy in his press conference today, EDS will test his ankle on Saturday to determine whether or not he will be able to play Sunday.

Here's the Packers' full injury report.

Name Position Injury Status
Aaron Rodgers QB Collarbone OUT
C.J. Wilson DE Ankle OUT
Evan Dietrich-Smith C Ankle Questionable
David Bakhtiari LT Illness Probable
Brandon Bostick TE Concussion Probable
Jamari Lattimore ILB Quad Probable
Mike Neal OLB Abdomen Probable
Nick Perry OLB Foot Probable
Ryan Pickett DT Knee Probable

If Dietrich-Smith can go, that would be a huge help for the Packers' offensive line. If not, we'll likely see T.J. Lang move to center, with Lane Taylor, Don Barclay, and Marshall Newhouse mixing around at right guard and right tackle.

As for the Falcons, teir their injury report has only four names on it, and is as follows:

Name Position Injury Status
Tony Gonzalez TE Toe Questionable
Zeke Motta S Hand Questionable
Peter Konz C/G Ankle Probable
Sean Weatherspoon LB Knee Probable

Obviously, Gonzalez is the biggest name on that list. He practiced all week, though (albeit in a limited fashion), so it would be a surprise if he can't play on Sunday.

As a reminder, we'll post the inactive players as soon as possible on Sunday morning. In the meantime, don't forget to check out our Q&A with The Falcoholic.