The Green Bay Packers have some injuries to key players going into the Divisional Round against San Francisco 49ers.
The Green Bay Packers had the most successful season in the NFL this year, earning them the top seed in NFC as well as a bye into the Wild Card round. Even though the week has been off, injuries to key players on offense remain a problem for the Packers.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur revealed that left tackle David Bakhtiari is questionable and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is doubtful for the team’s Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers. Bakhtiari has a knee injury and Valdes-Scantling is suffering from a back problem.
Packers address injuries ahead of the Divisional Round
Bakhtiari, Valdes-Scantling and both did not practice Thursday, Jan. 20,
Bakhtiari had just made his season debut in Green Bay’s Week 18 game against the Detroit Lions. Bakhtiari had a torn ACL in the last season and was temporarily sidelined until he returned. Bakhtiari underwent a procedure to have his knee repaired.
As for Valdes-Scantling, he picked up his back injury in the first quarter of Green Bay’s regular-season finale against Detroit. Although he did attend practice on Tuesday, Jan. 18, he has been out of the game ever since.
Valdes-Scantling was a part of 11 games this season. He caught 26-of 55 targets for 430 yards, and three touchdowns.
The Packers will take on the 49ers team, who pulled off a surprise win on the road over No. 3 Dallas Cowboys in Wild Card Round. The Divisional Round matchup kickoff will be at 8:15 pm on Saturday, January 22. ET live from Lambeau Field