GREEN BAY—Another new injury has cropped up for the Green Bay Packers, though this latest one might not be a big deal.
Neither Head Coach Mike McCarthy nor Sitton himself sounded overly concerned about the injury, but there remained some uncertainty about it.
“I don’t have all the information,” McCarthy said following practice on Friday. “I’m hopeful he’ll be ready to go.
“It wouldn’t be a normal week if something didn’t pop up.”
When asked if he’d be good to go on Sunday, Sitton was non-committal but optimistic.
“We’ll see. I don’t know,” he said. “Should be good. I want to be on the field. Should be.”
If Sitton isn’t able to play, the question of whether to start
If Sitton does play, the Packers have options. Lang could stay at left guard, giving rookie right tackle
In the portions of practice open to reporters this week, Lang took most of his snaps at left guard.
“T.J. is ready to go in a couple different places. He feels good,” McCarthy said. “Evan is obviously ready for all three positions inside. We’ll see how Josh is tomorrow.
“We’ll let this work out and solve that tomorrow.”
“I thought he looked good all week,” McCarthy said of Matthews. “I’ve had no indication from him that he wouldn’t be (ready). I look for Clay to play and make an impact in the game.”
Matthews’ snaps might be limited in his first game back, McCarthy said, after having missed four straight games.
“I think it would be smart to watch his reps,” McCarthy said. “It’s something that we’ve talked about with him personally and a number of guys coming back. This is an important game, but there’s more left to be played after this game.”
That’s the perspective being applied to defensive back
McCarthy reiterated that the medical staff doesn’t feel Woodson’s collarbone is ready for full contact yet, a cautiousness the head coach said his frustrated defensive leader might appreciate “probably 20 years from now.”
“I don’t think any of us would be doing our jobs if he went out there this week and something happened,” McCarthy said.Additional coverage - Dec. 14