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Burnett Has Broken Hand, Could Still Play

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Burnett Has Broken Hand, Could Still Play

Packers safety Morgan Burnett broke his hand in practice yesterday during a blitz drill but should be available to play and will be listed as Probable heading into this Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.

Meeting with reporters after practice, head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that Burnett hopes to play with a cast on his hand. Meanwhile, McCarthy said undrafted rookie M.D. Jennings took all of Burnett's snaps in practice today.

In more positive injury news, right tackle Bryan Bulaga practiced for the third straight day and has an excellent chance of returning to the lineup on Sunday.

Also in on the positive side, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews all returned to practice.

Meanwhile, interior lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith did not practice and is listed as Questionable.

Here is the full injury report:

Morgan Burnett, S, Hand, Did Not Practice, Probable

Bryan Bulaga, T, Knee, Limited Participation, Probable

Greg Jennings, WR, Groin, Limited Participation, Probable

Pat Lee, CB, Back, Limited Participation, Probable

Clay Matthews, LB, Quadriceps, Limited Participation, Probable

Andrew Quarless, TE, Knee, Limited Participation, Probable

Josh Sitton, G, Ankle, Limited Participation, Probable

Charles Woodson, CB, Foot/Knee, Limited Participation, Probable

Frank Zombo, LB, Shoulder, Full Participation, Probable

Evan Dietrich-Smith, C/G, Foot, Did Not Participate, Questionable

Chad Clifton, T, Knee/Hamstring, Out

Mike Neal, DE, Knee, Out

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Tommyboy's picture

Oh, good.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Tackling.

GBP 4 LIFE

jmac3444's picture

this makes it harder to make interceptions too

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Yeah, I don't count on picks though. I do count on wrapping up, and this ain't gonna help.

aussiepacker's picture

The tackling has been poor enough without getting people to try do it one handed.

packeraaron's picture

Lol.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Amen.

Norman's picture

Awesome, no Collins on the injury report, I expect he'll be able to take Burnett's spot then!

If he's not on IR yet (right?), shouldn't he be listed on the injury report?

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

He's on the IR.

dullgeek's picture

Collins was put on IR two days ago when they signed Dominguez from the practice squad.

Norman's picture

Thanks for the clarification, I missed that. Guess he won't be playing Sunday :-).

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

You haven't heard the new song by The Knacks "Ray Dominguez".

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Once/if you get it, good luck getting it out of your head.

PackerFan4Life's picture

Im not to worried about it yet I want to see him play with it I mean it could be worse he could be on IR and least he will have the cast off in 3-4 weeks

davyjones's picture

Thankfully, there is the bye, and for the next 2 weeks leading up to it, we don't face a team with a real receiving threat.

Mojo's picture

The Jarrett Bush era begins anew.

Not too worried. Cullen Jenkins showed last year you can play with this type of injury. Burnett will probably have more difficulty supporting the run however.

Ryan's picture

Only website I could find the full injury report on...you guys rock!

Jake's picture

Just gonna have to catch those picks into your body Morgan!

Mr. Bacon's picture

I would say put Burnett only on passing downs.

The next opponents are the Rams, and Vikings before the bye in which then Burnett's hand should hopefully be uncast.

If the Packers are going to be as good, as they are on paper, the only games we will need Burnett healthy is the San Diego game and the game against the Lions on thanksgiving.

NoWayJose's picture

Can't help but chuckle. Saftey has got to be the thinnest position on the team and its just got thinner. Typical.

Couldn't happen at a better week though! The Pack could outscore the Rams if we put ten defenders on the field all day. Would be very interesting to see MD Jennings get snaps.

POOCH's picture

What ever happened to Soto is he the forgotten man??

PACKBLASTERATTACK's picture

Well, hopefully we'll just blast ahead to a quick lead and get MD Jennings in on some safety reps and just let burnett rest his hand...Here's to whoopin @$$. Cheers cheeseheads.

CaLIPACKfAN's picture

I'm anxious to see what So'to has too. He could be better than Walden.

LACheez's picture

why hasn't so'oto gotten any defensive snaps yet?

FITZCORE1252's picture

Smart $$$ would say that he's not ready to take snaps from the Walden, plain and simple. With Zombo back his chances get slimmer. Vic will see the field when Dom deems the time is right.

I.D.I.T.

packsmack25's picture

Fitzy, you making the trip?

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

No I sure am not, wish I was. You going? I didn't hear anything about it til probably a month ago. I sure would go if there was one next year.

Me and the Mrs. Are going to Cabo next Friday though, never been, I'm pretty pumped. Gotta find a bar to watch the queens game, worst case I'll have it DVR'd.

packsmack25's picture

Isn't Levine just waiting for a call?

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