If it couldn’t get any worse for the Green Bay Packers, it appears they will have issues filling up their game day roster this week.
On Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said the team only had 42 guys they thought were healthy.
“It’s one of those weeks,” McCarthy said. “What I’m referring to is as we met as a staff Monday and Tuesday, I think we were somewhere around 42 players that we feel good about, that are ready to go.”
NFL rosters are at 53 players. Game day rosters are at 46 players. So essentially, the Packers are going to have trouble fielding a team when they play Arizona on Sunday.
The most notable new injuries are to starting tackle David Bakhtiari and kick returner Trevor Davis.
Bakhtiari twice injured his knee in the loss to Minnesota. His status appears to be up in the air. If he can’t go, Bakhtiari would be replaced by Jason Springs as he was against the Vikings.
Davis, meanwhile, has already been ruled out for the Arizona game. He re-injured the hamstring that had him on injured reserve to open the season.
“As we walked off the field Sunday night, the first two individuals I spoke to was our trainer and our strength coach before I even addressed the team because you have general … you kind of have a plan A or plan B and then obviously you react to how the game went,” McCarthy said. “And obviously we knew, we had a number of players go in and out of the game and didn’t finish the game. So you have to keep that at the forefront because at the end of the day, you don’t want to lose the game in midweek.”
It’s fantastic that we are now talking about potentially losing a game midweek.
Thankfully, the Cardinals should be a pushover. They are just 2-9 and have lost three in a row.
Also, fortunate for the Packers is they’re playing at home. The team hasn’t won a single road game this year.