Packers-Falcons Final Injury Report

Starting cornerback Sam Shields remains in the concussion protocol but is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against Atlanta. (Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields remains in the concussion protocol but is listed as questionable for Monday’s game against Atlanta.

“The medical staff has told me he still has a chance to play,” coach Mike McCarthy said on Saturday. “He’ll be given the opportunity to play in the game if everything goes right.”

Shields was injured while trying to make a tackle during the second quarter against New England. If the Packers would have practiced on Saturday, Shields would not have taken part.

For a player with a concussion, he must pass through five phases, starting with rest. From there, it’s light aerobic exercise, balance training and attending team meetings and film sesssions, continued aerobic exercise and strength training, football-specific activities that do not involve contact and, finally, full clearance from the medical staff. At some point following Step 1 or during Steps 2 or 3, he must pass neurocognitive testing administered by an independent neuropsychology consultant.

Defensive tackles Mike Daniels (back) and Josh Boyd (knee) are probable. Both would have been limited participation on Saturday.

“I think Mike is going to be full strength and I think Josh is going to be full strength by Monday,” McCarthy said.

For Atlanta, starting cornerback Robert Alford is out and veteran receiver Roddy White is questionable. White, who missed last week's win over Arizona, was limited participation at Atlanta's practice.

Green Bay Packers

PLAYERPOSINJURYTHUFRISATSTATUS
Josh BoydDTKneeDNPLimitedLimitedProbable
Mike DanielsDTBackDNPDNPLimitedProbable
T.J. LangGAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable
Jamari LattimoreILBAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Nick PerryOLBShoulderLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable
Luther RobinsonDECalfNot listedNot listedDNPOut
Sam ShieldsCBConcussionDNPDNPDNPQuestionable
Josh SittonGToeLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable
Lane TaylorGIllnessNot listedDNPFullProbable

Atlanta Falcons

PLAYERPOSINJURYTHUFRISATSTATUS
Robert AlfordCBWristDNPDNPDNPOut
Justin BlaylockGBackLimitedLimitedFullProbable
Harry DouglasWRFootDNPLimitedFullProbable
Stansly MapongaDEElbowLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable
Roddy WhiteWRAnkleDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable

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