Lang returns to practice; Sitton out again

Ryan Wood
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The Green Bay Packers saw one injured guard return to practice on Thursday, while another was present but mostly watched from the sideline.

The Packers could be without their two starting guards, Josh Sitton (second from left) and T.J. Lang (third from left) on the offensive line Sunday against the Bears.

Right guard T.J. Lang practiced for the first time since injuring his ankle three weeks ago after the Packers' opening drive against the New Orleans Saints. Lang played Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but he had been held out of practices until Thursday.

Meanwhile, left guard Josh Sitton – who also played Sunday – was dressed in pads and helmet, but he did not work through drills during the media access at the beginning of practice. Instead, Sitton conditioned on an elliptical machine.

After not practicing Wednesday, Lang said he was anxious to get some reps this week.

"I'm a guy that, I really value the practice reps," Lang said. "I've had to do it probably three or four times now where I played and didn't practice the week before. Those practice reps have been very valuable for me as far as my confidence and where I am mentally."

Tight end Brandon Bostic (hip) and outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott (hamstring) were also held out of Thursday's practice. They also missed Wednesday's practice. There were no additions to the Packers' injury report on Thursday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was speak with the media after Thursday's practice.

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