We’re still a few days away from the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, but both teams have updated the injury report. The NFL squads provided the update on Tuesday.
Thursday’s matchup features two teams tied atop the NFC North with 2-1 records. Although it’s still early in the 2023 season, this game could help determine the division winner.
Here’s a look at both teams’ injury reports from Tuesday’s practices. These will continue to be updated until kickoff on Thursday.
Thursday’s game between the NFC North rivals is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET with coverage coming on Amazon Prime Video.
Packers injury report
- Jaire Alexander, CB (Back) – Limited
- Zayne Anderson, S (Hamstring) – Did not practice
- David Bakhtiari, OT (Knee) – Did not practice
- De’Vondre Campbell, LB (Ankle) – Did not practice
- Rashan Gary, LB (Knee) – Limited
- Elgton Jenkins, OL (Knee) – Did not practice
- Aaron Jones, RB (Hamstring) – Limited
- Zach Tom, OL (Knee) – Limited
- Carrington Valentine, CB (Biceps) – Limited
- Christian Watson, WR (Hamstring) – Limited
Lions injury report
- Jason Cabinda, FB (Knee) – Did not practice
- Taylor Decker, OT (Ankle) – Limited
- Jonah Jackson, OG (Thigh) – Limited
- Kerby Joseph, S (Hip) – Limited
- David Montgomery, RB (Thigh) – Limited
- Emmanuel Moseley, CB (Knee/Hamstring) – Limited
- Matt Nelson, OT (Ankle) – Did not practice
- Frank Ragnow, C (Toe) – Full participant
- Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OG (Knee) – Did not practice
Green Bay expects Christian Watson, Aaron Jones back
While Green Bay’s injury list might be long, there is some good news heading into Thursday’s showdown against Detroit. The Packers expect to have wide receiver Christian Watson and running back Aaron Jones on the field.
Watson told reporters on Tuesday, that “the plan” is that he’ll be active for the game. Quarterback Jordan Love broke the silence on Jones’ situation.
“Packers QB Jordan Love was sure talking like they were going to have running back Aaron Jones back for Thursday against the Lions, and then WR Romeo Doubs just came right out and said it,” Rob Demovsky reported from practice.
Both the Packers and Lions are coming off wins in Week 3. Green Bay overcame a 17-0 deficit to the Saints last Sunday, winning 18-17 to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Detroit defeated Atlanta 20-6, also getting to 2-1 on the season. Thursday’s game is the first of two meetings between the division foes. They’ll meet again on Thursday, Nov. 23 for a Thanksgiving Day game.