Center Corey Linsley is practicing in full this week after missing the last two games because of a sprained ankle.
The question now becomes will Linsley get his starting spot back?
Even though he was active for the Oakland game, the Green Bay Packers went with J.C. Tretter instead. Tretter has played well during the three-plus games Linsely has missed. Earlier this week, coach Mike McCarthy said there is no controversy over who will start. He also said the decision to sit Linsley last week was medical, although we’re not sure if we buy that.
Linsley is going along with it, though.
“For me to have done my job, I think I could’ve (played), but every player has confidence in himself that he can push through it or whatever,” Linsley said. “I felt a lot better than Detroit, and had two plays in that game not happened I feel like I could’ve made it through that one too. Looking back on it now, a smart decision. I appreciate Coach doing it for me because he really made the final call at the end of the day.”
Linsley originally injured his ankle in week 11 at Minnesota. He missed the following week’s contest with Chicago and then returned for the game at Detroit.
That return didn’t last long, as Linsley aggravated the injury and was replaced by Tretter again.
Frankly, we don’t really care who plays this week. We don’t see much of a difference from one guy to the next, but if we had to bet, we’d bet it will be Linsley.