Packers have 15 players on injury report, 3 questionable
The Green Bay Packers have 15 players on their Friday injury report, a high number even in the middle of November.
Receiver Ty Montgomery (ankle), guard T.J. Lang (shoulder) and defensive back Micah Hyde (hip) were the only three players who were questionable. Lang's status was a surprise. Earlier Friday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he did not expect any of his four offensive linemen on the injury report to be questionable.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) and left guard Josh Sitton (knee) were listed as probable.
"They’re progressing," McCarthy said. "I would think they would probably be probable for the game. I anticipate those guys will get ready to go."
Receiver Jared Abbrederis (ribs) was the only player listed as out for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings. Abbrederis may require "several weeks" before he returns to the field.
The Packers have 11 players listed as probable for Sunday. Most notable is quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right shoulder), who was limited at practice Wednesday but listed as a full participant Thursday.
The Vikings had 12 players on their injury report Friday. Tackle Matt Kalil (toe) and safety Robert Blanton (back) were listed as questionable. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (left shoulder) and running back Adrian Peterson (hamstring) were listed as probable.
"I think it just reflects this time of year," McCarthy said, "and I think it definitely reflects this stretch that we’re going through. When you play division games, they’re obviously tough on your players. This game Sunday will be no different, with the quick turnaround the next two weeks, too. I think it more just reflects where we are in the season."
Here is the full Packers injury report:
QB Aaron Rodgers (right shoulder) probable
WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) questionable
DB Micah Hyde (hip) questionable)
G T.J. Lang (shoulder) questionable
G Josh Sitton (knee) probable
LT David Bakhtiari (knee) probable
RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) probable
ILB Clay Matthews (ankle/knee) probable
RB Eddie Lacy (groin) probable
S Morgan Burnett (ankle) probable
OLB Jayrone Elliott (ankle) probable
WR James Jones (quadriceps) probable
OLB Mike Neal (hip) probable
OLB Nick Perry (shoulder/hand) probable
WR Jared Abbrederis (ribs) out