Josh Sitton and Jermichael Finley are Down

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Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton

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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10 Comments on "Josh Sitton and Jermichael Finley are Down"

  1. Tucson Packer

    Well, it least Josh Sitton isn’t our most seasoned and veteran lineman…

    Any word on Derek Sherrod?

    Burnett cant get back soon enough.

    • Hank Williams Jr. Sr. III

      Sherrod isn’t playing anytime soon – cut ties and put him on the Jutin Harrell pile.

  2. Mick

    Why cut Sherrod right now, makes no sense. Let him sit on the pup list if he can’t pass his physical stash him on ir and bring him to camp next year. If he can’t get on the field then, that would be the time to cut ties. Dudes a first round talent if healthy and last time i checked we are short of talented o linemen

  3. the real russ letlow

    our injuries really suck, but man the injury bug finally took a big bite out of someone other than the Pack. The Steelers lost their starting center (ACL), 2nd halfback (ACL) and Linebacker (torn biceps) for the year. Throw in their kicker with a hammy, their rookie RB with a foot injury (1 month) and a DB with an ankle, and they have the Packers injury report from 2010 & 2012. good luck…….

  4. PF4L

    Just because somebody was drafted at the very end of the 1st round, that does not automatically make that person “1st round talent”. Do I really have to bring up examples?

  5. Here we go again. God, this gets tiresome. I just read in the paper where the Bears will not have a single player out with injury this coming Sunday. Maybe God just doesn’t like us.

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