This week’s game against the Eagles is a huge one. If the Packers have any chance of making the playoffs, they basically have to run the table. One concern this week has been the injury report. The Packers’ injury report has been full as many players are dealing with nagging injuries and an illness that ran through the locker room. On Friday, the Packers got some positive news from the injury report.
Every #Packers player is practicing today, except Romeo Doubs. He’s rehabbing his ankle on sideline.
De’Vondre Campbell returned to practice for first time since injuring knee at Buffalo month ago.
Also, the illness sweeping their locker room appears to have stopped its spread.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 25, 2022
Packers Get Good News From Injury Report
The illness has seemed to run its course. New players kept popping up on the injury report throughout the week with non-COVID illnesses. This was on top of all of the other injuries to key players. Today, the only player not practicing is rookie Romeo Doubs who is still rehabbing his ankle. De’Vondre Campbell practiced for the first time since injuring his knee. This is a welcome sight as the Packers are already thin at linebacker. This is a season-defining game and the Packers need as many of their best players as they can get.
A Sigh Of Relief For The Packers
The illness that ran through the locker room could have drastically affected Sunday’s game. If a huge number of players could not go, the Packers’ chances of winning would’ve evaporated. Now, it looks like the Packers might be close to full strength on Sunday against the Eagles. This is the advantage of playing on Thursday night the week prior. It gives the team a full 10 days to get healthy. Doubs seems to be the only real question mark. My guess is that Matt LaFleur and his staff will be cautious with the rookie.
The Packers’ injury report is positive news. Now the team has to go out and perform. The team knows that their backs are against the wall. Any playoff chances hinge on them running the table. If nothing else, it will be good to continue developing the young talent and evaluating which veterans are needed for next season.