Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur provided a quick update on the injury statuses of cornerback Kevin King, offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins and center Josh Myers.
LaFleur said King, who is dealing with a new shoulder injury, wouldn’t practice on Wednesday but will get the full week to get ready to play on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. He exited Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals after making a tackle in the second half and didn’t return.
“We’re going to give him through the week, but he will not be out there for practice today,” LaFleur said.
Jenkins and Myers, who both missed Sunday’s win in Cincinnati, will practice on Wednesday. Jenkins hasn’t played since Week 2 but practiced in a limited capacity to end last week, while Myers was held out all week with a pre-existing finger injury. The team is “hopeful” both will be able to play against the Bears.
“We’d love to see them there on Sunday because we’re going to need them,” LaFleur said.
The Packers coach said the Bears defense is the best the team has faced this season. Getting back two starters along the offensive would be a big boost against a terrific defensive front featuring dominant edge rushers and at least three disruptive interior defenders.
“It’s not a surprise they are a top five defense,” LaFleur said.
Jenkins, a Pro Bowler at guard last season, started the first two games at left tackle. Myers, a second-round pick, has been the starting center all season. Yosh Nijman played in place of Jenkins at left tackle over the last three games, while Lucas Patrick was Myers’ replacement at center.
“No matter who is in there, it’s not like we lessen our expectations,” LaFleur said.
The reconstructed offensive line – now with four different starting combinations in five games – has lived up to the Packers’ standard even against tough defensive fronts.
At cornerback, not having King against the Bears could force the Packers to start Isaac Yiadom and use newcomers Rasul Douglas or Quinton Dunbar as primary backups.
The Packers will provide the first injury report of the week later on Wednesday. Official injury designations arrive on Friday afternoon.
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