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Good News on T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton

So far, so good for the Green Bay Packers starting guards, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton.

Neither player has practiced this week, but both went through workouts Friday morning and according to coach Mike McCarthy, both players exceeded expectations.

“T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton had a workout this morning at 8 a.m. down at the Hutson Center. They both completed it. The work load they were asked to do, they exceeded it. That part went well, but really their evaluation tomorrow is the next step we have to get through,” McCarthy said.

That’s good news, but clearly how they feel on Saturday remains the final hurdle to playing on Sunday.

Officially, both guys are listed as questionable.

Lang has a sprained ankle that he suffered during the first series against New Orleans. Sitton has torn ligaments in his big toe. He finished the Saints’ game and is expected to play through the injury the rest of the season.

Earlier this week, Lang suggested both he and Sitton were likely to play on Sunday, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the lineup. However, if the Packers are going to be cautious, Lang appears most likely to sit out.

Sitton’s injury isn’t going to go away. We expect he’ll have surgery on it after the season. In the meantime, he’ll have to play through pain, so he might as well start doing that this week.

Lang, on the other hand, may be given more time to rest. The Packers sat defensive end Datone Jones, who also had an ankle sprain, for three games. On the other hand, cornerback Tramon Williams returned the following week with his ankle sprain.

It would stand to reason the larger man would need more time to recover from such an injury though.

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8 Comments

  1. Chad Lundberg November 7, 2014

    I say activate the both of them, and depending on how the back-ups play either keep them on the bench or put them out there.

  2. E. Wolf November 7, 2014

    Gamesmanship abounds! McCarthy knows whether they will play or not, he’ is just not saying.

  3. Icebowler November 7, 2014

    How many ligaments does a big toe have? Are there still good one(s), or is the toe just hanging there and needs to be taped to other toe(s)?

  4. James Bennett November 8, 2014

    Having them both back would be very advantageous. As the whole world knows, pocket protection for Rodgers is the most vital element to our offense.

  5. pf4l November 8, 2014

    Gamemanship abounds!!… McCarthy is a genius.

    As a Packerfan, i hope both Sitton and Lang are active, otherwise it might be a long day in Mr Rodgers neighborhood with the middle of the line being manned by the powerhouse trio of Linsley, JC Tretter, and future All-Pro Lane Taylor.

    Just to show you the depth that big Ted provides protection for Aaron Rodgers, also available is workhorse Garth Gerhart.

    On the plus side, We no longer have to suffer the illusion that Derrek Sherrod belongs in the NFL.

    Keep up the good work Teddy.

    1. E. Wolf November 8, 2014

      Same misguided, delusional screeds as always. Get a clue.

  6. pf4l November 8, 2014

    So Mr. Wolf Boast someones else’s post are misguided, and delusional, with any retort as to what makes them so. Just hollow bitterness.

    Maybe, if Mr. Wolf thinks my post are misguided, delusional and tedius (as always), you’d think he’d stop reading them. But apparently his obsession continues.

    Poor lonely man.

    1. E. Wolf November 8, 2014

      Yeah, call it an effort not to waste my time arguing with the likes of an idiot, a yappy little dog. But he we go, just to expose what a blithering idiot you are.
      Keep blaming injuries like this on Ted, nevermind that Ted is the guy who drafted these two guys (or Tretter or Bakhtiari) in the first place. And of course your expectation that backups should be starting caliber flies in the face of how hard it is to assemble a good offensive line in the league as evidened by how many bad offensive lines there are.
      And unless you were the rare as unicorn fellow who was critical of the Sherrod pick when it happened, rather than with the aid of hindsight, shut the fuck up. Hindsight is always 20-20. (Same applies to Gabe Carimi, who all the pundits lauded over as a great pick, as indeed many Packer fans lamented they stole that Wisconsin Badger).