The Green Bay Packers are seemingly benefiting from the extra rest that comes with playing a Monday Night Football game following a Thursday Night Football game. The long period in between contests has allowed multiple players that were injured or dealing with injuries beforehand to get healthy.
Indeed, if the Packers are to beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, they will need to have as many of their best players healthy as possible. On of these players was rookie tight end Luke Musgrave, who suffered a concussion in the Packers’ loss to the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay Packers Tight End Luke Musgrave Has Cleared the NFL’s Concussion Protocol
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Musgrave is a full participant in practice today after having been cleared by the NFL’s concussion protocol:
#Packers G Elgton Jenkins working again along with TE Luke Musgrave, who has been cleared from concussion protocol. G Jon Runyan (ankle) worked out on the side. ILB De’Vondre Campbell (ankle) not working. pic.twitter.com/h18l5pxcII
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 5, 2023
This is certainly a big boost for the offense. Musgrave has been better than expected in terms of blocking and is one of Jordan Love’s favorite targets in the passing game. With the Raiders themselves dealing with so many injuries, a healthy Musgrave certainly gives Green Bay another advantage in the game.
Other Green Bay Packers Injury Notes
As Silverstein notes above, 2021 All-Pro inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell is not practicing today. He suffered an ankle injury in the first defensive series against the New Orleans Saints in Week Three.
Yesterday, Campbell revealed to 107.5 The Fan in Green Bay that his injury was actually a high ankle sprain. This type of injury can sideline players for weeks. He almost certainly will not be back until after the Bye Week.
In more positive news, Packers reporter Wes Hodkiewicz posted that Christian Watson, Aaron Jones, Jaire Alexaner, and Elgton Jenkins are all practicing today.
The same #Packers practice report as Tuesday.
Aaron Jones, Elgton Jenkins, Luke Musgrave, Jaire Alexander and Christian Watson all practicing.
Jon Runyan, Rudy Ford, De’Vondre Campbell & Zayne Anderson did not participate. pic.twitter.com/XV0wLkiUot
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) October 5, 2023
Watson and Jones played against the Lions, but each was on a snap count that limited how often they could be used. Alexander and Jenkins each missed the Week Four loss.