Green Bay Packers Injury Report: Star Player Placed on IR/COVID List

Published 10/26/2021, 7:41 AM EDT
Oct 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) tries to break a tackle by Washington Football Team cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (25) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


The Green Bay Packers have a big game coming next week as they go up against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. However, the Packers could potentially be without the likes of Davante Adams, as he gets listed on the Covid/Injury list on Monday.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Adams tested positive for COVID-19. Following which he was not forced to follow the protocols for unvaccinated players, indicating that he was vaccinated. However, if Adams is vaccinated and asymptomatic, he would be required to produce two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart in order to play against the Cardinals.

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The Green Bay Packers restricted with protocols

The news on Adams came shortly after head coach Matt LaFleur revealed that defensive coordinator Joe Barry is expected to be out for Thursday’s game against the Cardinals because of Covid rules. The head coach also revealed that the team has entered a stage of enhanced mitigation protocols.

“Any time that you have any cases, you’re always a little bit concerned about that,” LaFleur said. “But the majority of our guys are vaccinated, so there’s a little bit different protocol with that. I don’t think in terms of being at close contact with any of our players, I don’t think that’s a real concern of ours right now. But we’re still waiting to hear back from the league before we get clearance on anything.”

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Packers vs. Cardinals; showdown of the week

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Adams has been in phenomenal shape with the Packers catching 52 passes with 744 receiving yards. He has tied for second in the NFL in catches and stands out in the third in receiving yards. However, the Packers are anticipating the return of receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling after four weeks of suffering from a hamstring injury.

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As the two giant teams meet next week, it surely going to be a bloodbath between them. The Packers are holding their six-game winning streak since the second week and the Cardinals refuse to let go of their undefeated haul this season. And since there is only one winner, one of the two teams has to go home disappointed.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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