We’re just a couple of days away from the first of two matchups between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers this season. Ted brought us the injury report for the purple earlier today, and there aren’t very many names on it. The Packers’ injury report doesn’t have a lot of names on it either. . .however, the names on their report have a great deal of significance.
The Packers have listed both quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams as “questionable” on their final injury report, which technically means that there’s a 50/50 chance that they will participate in Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field.
Following his performance on Sunday Night Football, wherein he threw three touchdown passes, saved five kittens from a burning building, and reportedly turned water into Yuengling, Rodgers didn’t practice all week for the Packers. Not that he needs to practice, necessarily, but if you’re looking for some tea leaves to read, that might be as close as you’re going to get.
Adams did not practice on Wednesday, and was a limited participant in practice on both Thursday and Friday because of a shoulder issue. He’s the Packers’ leading receiving target, and his absence would likely cause some hugh problems for whoever the Packers quarterback might be on Sunday (which is totally going to be Rodgers).
The only player that the Packers have ruled out of Sunday’s game is safety Josh Jones, who did not practice all with an ankle injury. The Packers have also listed rookie linebacker Oren Burks as questionable with a shoulder injury. Burks was limited in practice all week.
I’m guessing there will be no end to the speculation about Rodgers’ status between now and ninety minutes before kickoff on Sunday when the inactive lists come out. I’d be pretty surprised if he didn’t play, but I’ve been surprised before. If anything definitive comes down between now and then, we’ll certainly have it here for you right away.