The Green Bay Packers’ Saturday injury report is the same as the Friday injury report, with one exception. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski has mysteriously been added to the report with a shoulder injury.
He is officially listed as questionable.
That’s not great news for the Packers for a couple reasons. First, as a lead blocker, a shoulder injury is probably the last injury you want to have. Second, Ripkowski was the team’s leading rusher last week, finishing with 61 yards on nine carries.
Even though we doubt Ripkowski is going to have a repeat performance like that anytime soon, Ty Montgomery isn’t likely to be as successful without his top fullback.
BUT… you know if any NFL team is going to carry multiple fullbacks, it will be the Green Bay Packers!
This year is no different. They also have undrafted rookie fullback Joe Kerridge on the roster.
You’ll recall him as the second fullback — along with Ripkowski — that Mike McCarthy features in his famous (and unstoppable!) two-fullback set.
Kerridge has just one rushing attempt on the season. It went for zero yards. However, he has seen action on offense, so the coaching staff obviously feels he isn’t a liability out there.