Running back Ryan Grant was a surprise n0-show for Wednesday’s practice, the first of the week for the Packers as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
According to news coming from a series of tweets via the Packers’ official Twitter account, Grant sustained a laceration to his need, which required stitches. Head coach Mike McCarthy reportedly said he should be able to be okay to play on Sunday.
In other news, both linebacker Desmond Bishop and T.J. Lang missed today’s practice for non-injury reasons.
Bishop informed his followers on Twitter that his grandmother passed away, and it can safely be presumed he is traveling to attend the funeral. Lang also tweeted about a family matter involving his father yesterday but was not more specific.
McCarthy left the door open to defensive lineman Mike Neal playing on Sunday, saying he participated in team drills today but would have to see how he progressed throughout the week.
Offensive lineman Chad Clifton was also officially ruled out of this week’s game. Linebacker Frank Zombo didn’t practice today either.