Packers-Falcons Injury Report: Thursday

Defensive starters Mike Daniels and Sam Shields were sidelined for the start of the practice week. Daniels is "day-to-day" with an injured back. (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY)

Two of the Green Bay Packers’ defensive starters, defensive tackle Mike Daniels and cornerback Sam Shields, missed Thursday’s practice as the team began prep for Monday’s game against Atlanta.

Daniels, who had a big game against New England, was sidelined by an injured back. Coach Mike McCarthy called it a “day-to-day thing.” Cornerback Sam Shields sustained a concussion during the second quarter of the New England game.

Defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee) and linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle) also were held out of practice.

McCarthy rewarded the team for its victory over New England by giving it most of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off. McCarthy thought the team was refreshed, which is always a good thing heading into December.

“Hell, they better be (refreshed),” McCarthy said. “They got an extra day off, three days. It was good. Practice was good today. I thought it started a little slow. The outside work was very good. We had a pretty productive day, so far. We've still got some more work to do. They're back. They’re into it.”

For Atlanta, veteran receiver Roddy White did not participate due to an ankle injury that sidelined him for last week's game against Arizona. Coach Mike Smith, in a conference call on Thursday, said White might practice on Friday and the extra day until Monday will help White return to action.

Green Bay Packers

Josh BoydDTKneeDNP
Mike DanielsDTBackDNP
T.J. LangGAnkleLimited
Jamari LattimoreILBAnkleDNP
Nick PerryOLBShoulderLimited
Sam ShieldsCBConcussionDNP
Josh SittonGToeLimited

Atlanta Falcons

Robert AlfordCBWristDNP
Justin BlaylockGBackLimited
Harry DouglasWRFootDNP
Stansly MapongaDEElbowLimited
Roddy WhiteWRAnkleDNP

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