For all the members of the Green Bay Packers who have been too injured to practice this week, there's little hope that any of them return for Friday's final day of on-field preparations before the game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Except for perhaps defensive lineman Johnny Jolly.
Jolly is dealing with a groin injury that forced him to leave this past week's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but his injury might be less severe than some of his teammates.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has all but ruled out several players from practicing this week. According to McCarthy, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will be out a "couple weeks," cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) will be out "multiple weeks," linebacker Nick Perry (foot/ankle) "probably will not practice this week," linebacker Mike Neal will not practice "this week" and offensive lineman Don Barclay will be given the "full week" to recover.
Even though it appears to be just a formality to be shut down at this point, Friday is also the final opportunity for offensive lineman J.C. Tretter to start practicing after being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list earlier this season.
If Tretter doesn't practice, the Packers will either have to release him or place him on injured reserve, the latter of which will almost assuredly occur.
The Packers will release their daily injury report with game day status projections (probable, questionable, doubtful or out) on Friday, immediately preceding McCarthy's press conference, which will be streamed on the Packers official website at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Early Friday morning, McCarthy will make his rounds on statewide local radio as follows:
- WTMJ AM 620 Milwaukee at 6:25 a.m.
- WSAU AM/FM 550/99.9 Wausau/Stevens Point at 6:35 a.m.
- WIBA AM 1310 Madison at 6:45 a.m.
- WIXX 101.1 FM Green Bay at 7:50 a.m.
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