Packers Injury Report and Analysis
As noted earlier, Jeremy Thompson suffered a neck sprain in practice today. Also of note, rookie T.J. Lang suffered a concussion in Thursday’s practice and was limited in practice on Friday. Chad Clifton was also limited in Friday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. They are both in danger of missing Monday night’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
If Lang and Clifton both miss Monday’s game, our offensive line, and in turn our quarterback, could be in serious trouble. From left-to-right the line could look as follows: Barbre, Colledge, Wells, Sitton, and Tauscher. This line-up leaves us one injury away from having to play Evan Dietrich-Smith. The only other lineman on the roster is Breno Giacomini, who…well…let’s just not go there. With Aaron Rodgers already banged up (ribs), the thought of this offensive line cannot be very pleasant. I think (and hope) that Clifton and/or Lang will play.
The full injury report, courtesy of Jason Wilde, can be found at his blog.
It’s also worth noting that by not making a roster move this week, Ted Thompson is looking pretty good (Not everyone is going to agree with me on this one). In other words, since he did not immediately move Aaron Kampman to injured reserve and fill his roster spot, he now has the flexibility to promote either a lineman or a linebacker to the active roster. Given the state of the offensive line combined with Jeremy Thompson’s injury today, the Packers may need to consider both options. However, if Packer Update is right (which is usually the case), the Packers will promote linebacker Cyril Obiozor from the practice squad.