So we’re heading into Lambeau Field without J.J. Watt (this was supposed to be his big homecoming to Wisconsin until a pesky back problem killed that narrative). And we found out yesterday that we’re also going to be down Jadeveon Clowney, who finally succumbed to the elbow and wrist issues that have been troubling him for a minute this season.
This week, the Texans’ training room has seen 20 guys get extra attention (that’s up from the 17 that were in there last week, so we’re progressing in the wrong direction). In addition to Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), Tyler Ervin (ribs), John Simon (chest), and Jaelen Strong (ankle) have already been ruled out for the game.
Andre Hal (illness), Alfred Blue (calf), and Brian Cushing (back) are officially questionable. Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs), Jay Prosch (hamstring), D. J. Reader (shoulder), Vince Wilfork (groin), A.J. Bouye (knee), Max Bullough (elbow), Chris Clark (shoulder, hip), C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), Will Fuller (knee), Ryan Griffin (neck), Kareem Jackson (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (shin), and Antonio Smith (hip) have all received extra attention due to various owwies over the week.
Up in Cheeselandia, they are also dealing with injuries. Kyler Fackrell (hamstring) and Demetri Goodson (knee) have already been ruled out. T.J. Lang (foot) and J.C. Tretter (knee) are doubtful. Blake Martinez (knee), Clay Matthews (shoulder), Aaron Rodgers (hamstring), and Jake Ryan (ankle) are officially questionable, though I’d be amazed if Rodgers didn’t start the game and play every snap. Also receiving attention in the form of cheese curds being rubbed all over their bodies were Damarious Randall (groin), Don Barclay (shoulder), Jayrone Elliott (hamstring), and LaDarius Gunter (back).
Houston Texans Inactives
- G Oday Aboushi (coach’s indifference)
- DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist)
- RB Tyler Ervin (ribs)
- QB Tom Savage (coach’s indifference)
- OLB John Simon (chest)
- WR Jaelen Strong (ankle)
- G Josh Walker (coach’s indifference)
Green Bay Packers Inactives
- WR Trevor Davis (coach’s indifference)
- CB Makinton Dorleant (coach’s indifference)
- LB Kyler Fackrell (hamstring)
- G T.J. Lang (foot)
- LB Blake Martinez (knee)
- DT Christian Ringo (coach’s indifference)
- C/G J.C. Tretter knee)
Are you especially worried about any of these injuries and their impact on our game? Interestingly, Demetri Goodson went from being ruled out in the Friday report, to active for the game.