Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount missed Wednesday’s practice due to an illness, per the team’s official injury report.
Blount has been splitting carries with Lions rookie Kerryon Johnson, much to the dismay of many fans. While Johnson has been averaging an impressive 5.7 yards per carry, Blount is only at 2.7 YPC. While an illness won’t likely keep Blount out for long, it does open up the possibility of Johnson becoming the full-time back this week against the Packers.
Elsewhere on the injury report, it was a bit surprising to see Quandre Diggs at practice after reportedly suffering a broken hand last week. However, it’s no surprise to see him listed as limited in practice Wednesday. He was sporting a full cast on his hand. FOX 2 Detroit has a closer look at the cast:
Also new to the injury report this week is third-round pick Tracy Walker. The Lions defensive back has been a valuable, versatile piece of this defense already, having picked up slack when Diggs and Wilson have gone down with injuries. Even without the injuries, Walker was starting to get playing time.
As expected, Eli Harold’s absence was not injury related, and although it has yet to be confirmed, it’s very likely baby related.
On the Packers side, Aaron Rodgers missed Wednesday’s practice, as he typically has, due to the knee injury suffered in Week 1. In a teleconference, Rodgers described the injury as “not regressing” noting that he’s only made minor week-to-week improvements but is still inhibited by the injury.
More notably, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison also did not practice on Wednesday, leaving Green Bay extremely shorthanded in their receiving corps. We’ll update this post when their full injury report goes live.
Lions Wednesday injury report:
TE Michael Roberts (knee) - No practice
G T.J. Lang (concussion) - No practice
LB Eli Harold (not injury related) - No practice
RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) - No practice
CB Quandre Diggs (hand) - Limited practice
S Tavon Wilson (back) - Limited practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Limited practice
DB Tracy Walker (ankle) - Limited practice
Packers injury report (not official yet):
QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) - No practice
WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) - No practice
WR Geronimo Allison (concussion) - No practice
TE Jimmy Graham (knee) - No practice
WR Davante Adams (calf) - Limited practice
CB Jaire Alexander (groin) - Limited practice
T Bryan Bulaga (back) - Limited practice
G Justin McCray (shoulder) - Limited practice
CB Kevin King (groin) - Full practice