The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are set to face off this afternoon for what should be an excellent NFC North rivalry contest, and below are the injury reports for both teams with some added notes.
Green Bay Packers
CB Casey Hayward (hamstring)- The Packers star cornerback will likely finally make his return next week, but he will be missed for another contest.
RB James Starks (knee)- He is going to be out for a couple of weeks with what is likely a knee sprain.
G Greg Van Roten (foot)
RB Eddie Lacy (concussion)- Fully practiced throughout the week after having two weeks (game week and bye week) to heal up.
FB John Kuhn (hamstring)
TE Jermichael Finley (concussion)
RB Jonathan Franklin (foot)
OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring)- This hamstring ailment won’t cost Matthews any time, and that’s fantastic news for the Packers. The fact that he’s only listed probable on the injury report is even better.
CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring)
S Morgan Burnett (hamstring)
WR Nate Burleson (arm)- He obviously won’t be playing for at least another few weeks, but the good news is that he said he is ahead of schedule.
CB Chris Houston (hamstring)- The Lions are optimistic that Houston will be able to play today and cover Packers No. 1 WR Jordy Nelson, and both Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy praised Houston this week. He’s a very good CB and an important player on this defense, so I would be surprised if he misses this rivalry game.
S Glover Quin (ankle)
WR Calvin Johnson (knee)- He practiced on Friday after missing both practices to start the week, so there is no question that he will play after practicing on Friday. The Lions are probably just trying to psych out the Packers with this listing, because the Packers know they are about to get dominated by Johnson. As long as they can contain the rest of the other Lions players, then that shouldn’t be too big of a deal.
G Rob Sims (shoulder)
DE Ezekiel Ansah (abdomen)
WR Patrick Edwards (ankle)- He practiced fully all week and should be fully recovered from a high ankle sprain.
CB Rashean Mathis (head)
DE Israel Idonije (hamstring)
T Jason Fox (groin)
S Louis Delmas (knee)