The Green Bay Packers' injured right guard missed another game Sunday, when the Packers rolled to a 46-16 win over the Oakland Raiders. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked around often before being removed late in the third quarter with the game in hand.
''Anytime you see your quarterback getting hit, you don't obviously want to see that,'' Sitton said Friday. ''There was nothing I could do about it when I'm sitting there watching it, but you never want to see that, of course.''
Sitton hopes he can come to the rescue soon and help shore up Green Bay's pass protection for the stretch run.
With Sitton's injury status unclear and veteran left tackle Chad Clifton still sidelined, the Packers continue to tinker with their offensive line going into Sunday's game at Kansas City.
Sitton returned to practice this week after being out the last two games with a sprained knee. The Packers are giving him a chance to play against the Chiefs, listing him as questionable on the injury report Friday.
''Hopefully, I'll know about Josh Sitton tomorrow,'' coach Mike McCarthy said. ''Josh practiced today. He looked fine, but a Friday practice is a little different than Wednesday and Thursday.''
Sitton, who suffered the injury to his right knee in the Packers' Thanksgiving win at Detroit on Nov. 24, feels he is good to play a full game Sunday. He had limited work in practice the last three days.
''I think it went good,'' Sitton said. ''I feel great. I'm ready to play.
''(But) it's out of my hands now,'' he added, deferring the final decision to the team doctors. ''It's up to them.''
Without Sitton and Clifton, who suffered a hamstring injury in early October, Green Bay's offensive line hasn't been stable for most of the season. That has exposed Rodgers to some punishment in the pocket, including several hits from Oakland's defense.
The Raiders sacked Rodgers three times and finished the game with seven quarterback hits, including a sack of backup Matt Flynn for a safety in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers is the NFL's top-rated passer this season, throwing for 4,125 yards and a team record-tying 39 touchdowns, but he also ranks among the league leaders with 32 sacks.
McCarthy said after the game he wasn't concerned about how much Rodgers has been hit.
''That's football,'' McCarthy said. ''To think a quarterback's going to go through the game and not get hit is not realistic.''
But McCarthy acknowledged Rodgers has been challenged because of changes on the offensive line to account for the injuries to Clifton and Sitton.
Marshall Newhouse has started every game at left tackle with Clifton out. But Derek Sherrod, the team's first-round draft pick this year, replaced Newhouse for a few plays in the first half Sunday and then took over at left tackle in the second half.
As he waited for Green Bay's medical staff to make a decision, Sitton wouldn't say Friday whether the team needs him back on the field on game day sooner than later.
''We've obviously won two football games,'' Sitton said. ''We're the type of team that really can overcome all types of adversity. We've been through this whole injury thing with tons of people, last year and this year. We're the type of team that just keeps rolling and keeps going and going.''