JUST IN: Final injury report for the Packers-Bucs: AJ Dillon practices, but two starters don’t

Final Injury Report for Packers vs. Bucs: AJ Dillon Among Seven Questionable

The Green Bay Packers finished practice week on Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting town. Seven are dubious, while Christian Watson is unsure.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Christian Watson is doubtful and AJ Dillon is one of seven players who are questionable for the Green Bay Packers for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Dillon returned to practice on Friday as he and the team try to figure out if he can play with a broken thumb. Coach Matt LaFleur said Dillon had the thumb “padded up pretty well” to see what he could handle.

Regarding his situation on Sunday, LaFleur stated, “We’ll see where he’s at.”

Is Dillon able to play without aggravating his condition further? Can he play with less chance of making a crucial error?

The decision is based “absolutely” on ball security, according to offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich. Dillon hasn’t lost a fumble since 2021 and hasn’t fumbled at all this season.

“I think that’s one thing he needs to consider; that’s something we all need to consider,” he remarked.

Dillon skipped practice on Wednesday and Thursday. In 2020, COVID was the only reason he missed a game. It’s likely that he played on Friday in an attempt to determine if the protective equipment the medical staff has devised may reduce the risk while allowing Dillon to perform at a level close to maximum effectiveness.

Stenavich remarked, “I think that’s one thing the trainers and him are trying to figure out every day.” We’ll see how everything goes and whether he is able to go. He is one of those people who will go play if he is capable of doing so. For now, we’re just kind of taking things day by day and seeing where he is.

During the last series against the Giants, Dillon sustained an injury. On the play, he shattered his thumb before making a crucial third-down conversion run.


“My top priority is always to ensure that I’m putting myself in the best possible position so that, in the event that something goes wrong, it doesn’t become a bigger problem than it needs to be,” Dillon stated. The second concern is whether or not I can go out there and have a positive effect on the team while I’m there.

Safety Darnell Savage (shoulder) and Watson (hamstring) were the only two players who skipped practice.

Watson was out last week due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the closing seconds of the team’s victory over Kansas City. His rehabilitation was going well, and he was pleased with that.


“With things like this, you never really know where you’re at,” Watson remarked. You may experience extreme highs and lows in moods throughout the course of a day. Now that I’ve experienced several very wonderful days, I firmly believe that I am at the proper place.

53 of 56 snaps were played by Savage against the Giants. Saquon Barkley had a big run on his final play, but he failed to tackle Barkley, which resulted in a fumble and recovery that gave the Packers the lead.

He belongs to that large group of dubious players. Rudy Ford and Jonathan Owens would probably start if he is unable to participate. Owens started the final seven games after Ford started the first seven.

LaFleur described Jones as having “done what he needed to do today.”

Elgton Jenkins, a left guard with a shoulder injury, resumed practice on Friday after missing it on Thursday. The final report does not include him. Receiver Jayden Reed isn’t either.

Packers Final Injury Report

Doubtful: Christian Watson (hamstring).

Questionable: CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder), RB AJ Dillon (thumb), RB Aaron Jones (knee), S Darnell Savage (shoulder), CB Eric Stokes (hamstring), LB Quay Walker (shoulder), WR Dontayvion Wicks (ankle).

Buccaneers Final Injury Report:





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