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Notebook: Heightened efforts haven't slowed pace of injuries

7:58 PM, Dec. 3, 2013
Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith is attended by trainers for an injury he sustained last Thursday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith is attended by trainers for an injury he sustained last Thursday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media
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Last offseason, coach Mike McCarthy put injury reduction atop his list of priorities for 2013.

However, the Packers have had significant injury issues again this season. As of last week, their 13 players on injured reserve were second-most in the NFL, behind only Carolina's 15 and just ahead of Tampa Bay with 12. The New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts had 11 each.

The continued injury issues are a major concern in the organization as the missed games and losses add up. ...

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