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Green Bay Packers injury updates: All eyes on quarterback situation after Rodgers leaves game

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These are the players currently sidelined for the Green Bay Packers. We'll keep this page updated throughout the season.

Question marks after Week 12


The team has been treading carefully with him as he returns from knee surgery, and he's once again listed as questionable. The only game he's missed since returning full-time is the Week 7 battle against Washington, however.


The all-pro linebacker missed his fourth straight game with a knee issue when he was inactive against Philadelphia.


An ankle injury kept Doubs inactive for a third straight game against Philadelphia.


He acknowledged earlier in the week that he's been playing with a fracture in his thumb on his throwing hand since Week 6, then sustained an even greater injury when he left the game against Philadelphia with an oblique issue. Jordan Love handled the quarterback duties from there, and it's unclear what it means for Rodgers going forward, both because of the injury and the juncture of the season where the Packers might want to get Love reps.


Savage played only one defensive snap against Philadelphia and suffered a foot injury that kept him out the rest of the game. Interestingly, he wasn't playing in the nickel package for the first two plays of the game, seemingly supplanted by Keisean Nixon.

Injured reserve

Roster status: Does not count against the 53.

How it works: A team may remove any player with an injury that will require him to miss a significant amount of time or the entire year from the 53-man roster and place him on the list. During this time, the player may attend meetings but is not allowed to practice or dress for a game. The club may designate a player for return to the 53-man roster up to eight times during the season — no more than twice for any one player — but the player must spend a minimum of four weeks on the list. 



Stokes, a second year player who had started all nine games prior to suffering an ankle injury in Detroit, is likely to miss the rest of the year. Coupled with Rashan Gary, he's one of two first-round draft picks by the Packers lost for the year in the same game. He's officially eligible to come back in Week 14.


Gary tore his ACL in Week 9 against Detroit and was lost for the season. The pass rusher was one of Green Bay's bona fide stars, a former first-round pick who's continually gotten better over his four years in the NFL and had six sacks this season. It's the most devastating injury loss of the season thus far, though the team's 3-6 start has already set it on a trajectory to miss the playoffs.


Hanson briefly subbed in for Royce Newman at guard during the Week 6 loss to the Jets, then left the game with a biceps injury and now finds himself on IR. He'll be eligible to return in Week 11.


A hamstring injury put the special-teams ace on the sideline. Galeai played in the season's first five games and saw snaps exclusively on special teams. He's eligible to return.

Players previously designated on IR: Krys Barnes, linebacker; Sammy Watkins, wide receiver; Randall Cobb, wide receiver

Physically unable to perform

Roster status: Does not count against the 53 after cutdowns.

In-season rules: If the player spends all of training camp on the list, the club has the option of keeping him there when the season starts without counting him against the 53-man limit. The player may not practice or play for at least the first four weeks of the season. Once a player is removed from the list, the team has up to three weeks to allow the player to practice without counting against the 53-man roster. At the end of the three-week window, the player must be activated to the 53, returned to PUP or released.



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Non-football injury

Roster status: Does not count against the 53 after cutdowns.

How it works: A team may place a player recovering from an injury suffered while training away from the team’s facility on the list at the start of training camp. Once a player practices, he is off the list for good.

In-season rules: Same as PUP.



Jones, a fascinating undrafted free agent signed from the practice squad early in the year, didn't practice leading up to the Week 4 game against New England because of a battle with mono and was placed on the list. He hasn't been among the 48 active players on game day for any occasion yet this season. He recently returned to the practice field.


Roster status: Does not count against the roster.

How it works: Any player suspended for violating the personal conduct policy, substance abuse policy, performance-enhancing drug policy or other any other violation commissioner Roger Goodell deems worth of a suspension. The player does not count against the 53-man roster and may not practice or play. 



After violating the league's substance abuse policy, Rhyan was suspended for six games to effectively end his season. The third-round pick has not seen the field this year and regularly found himself inactive on game day.