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Posted on: October 11, 2010 2:05 pm
 

Injuries rock Green Bay

Posted by Andy Benoit

You know things are bad when a team warrants a special Monday injury report. The Green Bay Packers, whom many picked to go to the Super Bowl, have been rocked by injuries. Given what has transpired, a voodoo doctor may not be out of the question. Here is the latest:

**Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss practice time this week and possibly Sunday’s game against the Dolphins after suffering a concussion against the Redskins.

**Tight end Jermichael Finley will be on the mend for roughly a month after he undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.
Finley’s backup, Donald Lee, is also out a few weeks with a shoulder injury.

**Outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the leading sacker in the NFL (8), suffered another hamstring injury Sunday. His status is up in the air, though this injury is reportedly less severe than the one Matthews suffered in training camp.

**Defensive end Ryan Pickett, a domineering run-defender, is questionable with a knee injury. (Lucky it wasn’t worse.)

**It was announced that inside linebacker Nick Barnett indeed needs surgery on his wrist, which means his 2010 season is done.

**Safety Derrick Martin suffered what could be a serious knee injury against Washington. The Packers already lost rookie safety Morgan Burnett to an ACL last week.

**There were reports last week that right tackle Mark Tauscher’s shoulder injury could be severe. No updates on Tauscher at this point, though the 11th-year veteran was inactive against the Redskins.


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Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:02 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2010 1:05 pm
 

Packers lose safety Burnett for season

Posted by Andy Benoit

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has announced that third-round rookie safety Morgan Burnett is out with a torn ACL. The underclassman from Georgia Tech injured his knee in the second quarter against Detroit. M. Burnett (US Presswire)

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote Sunday, “How Burnett was injured is just as much of a mystery as the injury itself.
Burnett was last seen on the field with 11:39 left in the second quarter after Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best fumbled, and it was recovered by the Packers. (But) Burnett was not in on the fumble. He did get involved in the post-fumble scrum, so it's possible he tweaked a knee as someone pulled him off the pile.”

Burnett had been filling in for an injured Atari Bigby (the hard-hitting Bigby is on PUP after August ankle surgery). Coaches loved the youngster’s playmaking potential, though he had been somewhat up-and-down in coverage reads.

Still, the loss hurts. Because untested Charlie Peprah has been fighting a quad injury, former Ravens corner/safety Derrick Martin replaced Burnett Sunday. Martin is versatile and experienced, but his lack of athleticism is noticeable (see Calvin Johnson’s second touchdown grab from Sunday).

The Packers hope to get Bigby back October 18. Cornerback Al Harris is also eligible to come off PUP then. If Harris can contribute, the Packers, will at least have some depth to work with. That’s all Dom Capers needs for his diverse coverage schemes.

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