Packers’ Injury Report
The Green Bay Packers open their 2010 season on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. The injury report contains many names, but only a handful of players are expected to miss the game.
Specifically, only three players are at risk of missing Sunday’s game. Cornerback Brandon Underwood (shoulder) has been ruled out, and defensive lineman Mike Neal (abdominal strain) and linebacker Desmond Bishop (hamstring) are listed as questionable. McCarthy said Neal will be a “game-time decision.”
The other players showing up on the injury report are listed as “probable” and are all expected to play on Sunday. Those listed are tackle Chad Clifton (knee), defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins (calf), linebacker Brad Jones (shoulder), safety Derrick Martin (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), linebacker Brady Poppinga (knee), and cornerback Charles Woodson (toe).
Woodson was a late-edition to the injury report after he jammed his toe near the end of Friday’s practice. Coach McCarthy said the team is “just being cautious” with Woodson’s toe, but this is the same toe Woodson fractured in week 1 of the 2008 season. Woodson played in every game that season but rarely participated in practice. Hopefully, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year will heal quickly and be able to play without pain throughout the season.