The Green Bay Packers have clinched the NFC North and a playoff spot already. Their next goal is to secure the number one seed in the NFC playoffs. They can do so by going at least 2-1 in their next three games. As the Packers and the rest of the NFL have seen over the last few weeks, staying healthy for the playoffs is not going to be an easy task. With COVID positive tests on the rise, having a healthy team is something no team has. The Cleveland Browns will be without former Packers center JC Tretter who tested positive for COVID on Thursday. Additionally, star defensive tackle Myles Garrett is struggling with a groin injury that he will try to play through. Here, we present the most recent injury updates from the Packers’ end of the matchup.
Green Bay Packers’ star defensive tackle Kenny Clark returned to practice on Thursday after missing time with COVID himself. Earlier this week, Clark was named to his second career Pro Bowl. In addition to his return, Dominique Dafney is listed as questionable this week. Last week, Dafney was ruled out due to an ankle injury. Equanimeous St. Brown missed last week due to a concussion. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, but was a full participant on Thursday.
Aaron Jones was limited in practice all week due to his knee injury, but is expected to play. Aaron Rodgers did not participate in practice at all again this week, but will play of course. Amari Rodgers (shoulder) and Josiah Deguara (back) were listed on the injured report, but were full participants in practice all week.
David Bakhitari (knee), Billy Turner (knee), Ty Summers (hamstring), and Malik Taylor (shoulder) are all out for the Christmas Day matchup. The Packers will also be without Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who is in the NFL’s health and safety protocols.
Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith remain out with their respective injuries. The Packers still hope to have both players back in time for the playoffs. Josh Meyers is still recovering from his knee injury earlier this season as well.