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Packers land 13 players on Wednesday injury report, including Bakh & Smiths

A look at the first injury report of the week makes it clear why Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur decided to give his team a light day of practice on Wednesday. The Packers listed 13 different players on the first report of week seven, which accounts for more than one-fourth of the 51 men currently on the active roster.

To make matters worse, the report includes eight players who are currently in the starting lineup, most notably left tackle David Bakhtiari. Bakh did not participate in practice at all on Wednesday after suffering a chest injury in the second half of the Packers’ week six loss in Tampa. That puts his status for week seven squarely in doubt.

Other starters joining Bakhtiari as non-participants are safety Darnell Savage (quad) and tight end Robert Tonyan (ankle). Tonyan gutted through his injury during Sunday’s game, while Savage left the game in the later stages with his. Tyler Ervin and Tyler Lancaster were the other two players who sat out entirely on Wednesday.

While they still were all participating on a limited basis, the Packers notably listed their top three edge rushers on the report as well. Both Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary are dealing with ankle issues, while Preston Smith’s shoulder is limiting him.

Meanwhile, the Packers’ next opponents, the Houston Texans, listed three players as non-participants on Wednesday, including former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt. However, his absence is designated as not injury related, while the other two players, tight end Jordan Akins and cornerback Keion Crossen, are backups. Starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil and safety Justin Reid both were limited with shoulder injuries, while left guard Senio Kelmete was likewise limied with a knee issue.

Packers Week 7 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Jaire Alexander CB Hand/knee Full
David Bakhtiari OT Chest DNP
Krys Barnes ILB Shoulder/calf Limited
Tyler Ervin RB Wrist DNP
Rashan Gary OLB Ankle Limited
Kevin King CB Quad Limited
Tyler Lancaster DT Shoulder DNP
Marcedes Lewis TE Knee Limited
Darnell Savage S Quad DNP
Preston Smith OLB Shoulder Limited
Za’Darius Smith OLB Ankle Limited
Equanimeous St. Brown WR Knee Limited
Robert Tonyan TE Ankle DNP

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