Aaron Nagler and Ryan Wood with the latest on the Packers from Lambeau Field. (Oct. 17, 2016) USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
GREEN BAY – Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has officially been diagnosed with a concussion and his status for the Chicago Bears game on Thursday wouldn’t appear very good.
The Packers confirmed Adams had a concussion Monday afternoon after sending out their first injury report of the week. As a result, the No. 3 receiver will be in the NFL’s concussion protocol until cleared for action by an independent neurologist.
Whether Adams can get through the protocol in four days is a big if and it would seem unlikely that he would be available for the Bears.
Also on the injury report were wide receivers Randall Cobb (back) and Jared Abbrederis (thigh). The Packers did not conduct a full practice Monday, but in their injury report, they indicated that both would not have participated if there had been one.
If Adams can’t play, Ty Montgomery would be the logical No. 3 given his strong performance against Dallas Sunday afternoon, but he may have to see a good portion of his time at running back. Next in line would be either rookie Trevor Davis or Jeff Janis.
Cobb spoke in the locker room Monday afternoon and gave no indication he wouldn’t be able to play, but a better indication will be practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A total of 11 players were on the Packers’ injury report, all of their statuses estimated as “did not participate”. Included in that list was safety Chris Banjo (hamstring) and tight end Jared Cook (ankle), both of whom sat out the Dallas game.
Chicago listed eight players estimated as “did not participate”, including guard Josh Sitton (ankle), quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb), running back Jeremy Langford (ankle), receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Tracy Porter (knee).