Josh Sitton and Jermichael Finley are Down
Add left guard Josh Sitton and tight end Jermichael Finley to the list of the Green Bay Packers walking wounded.
Sitton missed practice with a back injury and Finley missed it with a toe injury on Wednesday.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Sitton’s back started bothering him on the flight out to San Francisco, which could be the reason he played so badly in that game. He also said the team doesn’t have a handle on the injury.
If Sitton remains out, that means Marshall Newhouse will enter the lineup at right tackle and then either Don Barclay or T.J. Lang would slide over to fill Sitton’s spot.
The news on Finley didn’t sound too promising either. McCarthy said he’ll be hard-pressed to practice on Thursday.
Andrew Quarless would be the next man up if Finley can’t go and there will also be a lot more pressure on the Packers receivers. Although, Quarless does give the Packers a better run blocker.
Hey, there was some good news, though. Safety Morgan Burnett, who’s battling a hamstring injury, returned to practice on a limited basis. Of course, he did the same thing last week and then soreness kept him out of Friday’s practice and ultimately, Sunday’s game.
The real test for Burnett will be to see if he can increase his workload tomorrow when the pads are on.
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