The Inexperienced Bay Packers don’t have a recreation to look ahead to this weekend, however head coach Matt LaFleur nonetheless fielded questions from the press in his weekly assembly with the media. Except for the Aaron Rodgers questions, the place LaFleur emphatically stated that he desires Rodgers to return to the staff in 2023, the largest items of reports got here on the harm entrance.
The Packers’ protection appeared to keep away from a serious harm in opposition to the Chicago Bears, however there are nonetheless a few query marks on the offensive facet of the ball.
First is left deal with David Bakhtiari, who had an emergency appendectomy on Friday and was unable to play in opposition to the Bears in any respect. LaFleur acknowledged that Bakhtiari has no restoration timeline however that “it may very well be some time” earlier than he returns to the sector. Whereas every participant goes by means of their very own distinctive restoration course of, it’s value conserving in thoughts that Pittsburgh Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick performed an NFL recreation eight days after having an appendectomy only a few weeks in the past. Hopefully, the bye week will probably be good for Bakhtiari.
Operating again Aaron Jones, who has been battling by means of a few decrease physique accidents this season, left the sport on Sunday with a shin harm. There appears to be no main concern there, as LaFleur stated, “I feel he’ll be in fine condition,” in reference to Jones’ standing after the bye.
It was a shock on Sunday when rookie receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) didn’t swimsuit up for the sport this weekend. The receiver was formally listed as questionable on Friday, which usually means a participant goes to play. Doubs, who has been out for the reason that first offensive play in opposition to the Detroit Lions on November sixth, was anticipated to play a restricted position within the offense this week, per LaFleur. The pinnacle coach acknowledged, “I might assume we’re going to get Rome again,” when requested concerning the rookie’s post-bye standing.
On the relative scale of the accidents this staff has confronted in 2022, we’ll go forward and chalk these updates as excellent news for the Packers. Hopefully, all three will be capable of play in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night time Soccer when Inexperienced Bay is again in motion two weeks from now.