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Packers Center Corey Linsley Questionable for Chicago Game

Ruled out for Thursday night are Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis for Green Bay and Martellus Bennett and Eddie Royal for Chicago.

Corey Linsley, the Green Bay Packers’ second-year center, is one of four players listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.

On Wednesday morning, coach Mike McCarthy said he would “give Corey a chance” to test a sprained ankle at practice. Linsley, however, did not participate. That likely means J.C. Tretter, who played well while playing most of Sunday’s game at Minnesota, will make his first career start.

“It means a lot when you have two starting centers,” McCarthy said. “J.C. was one of the offensive game-ball winners for his performance in Minnesota. I think any time you lose a center or a quarterback, those guys handle the football on every single play, and for (associate head coach and play-caller) Tom Clements to be able to just keep calling the ball game and for Aaron (Rodgers) to be able to get in and out of the plays that he needed to and not even blink, I think it says a lot about J.C. Tretter and his preparation and our ability just to stay the course.

Receivers Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis are the only players ruled out. For Montgomery, this will be the fifth consecutive game in which he’ll be sidelined with a high-ankle sprain. He was on course to play last week until aggravating it at practice.

Defensive backs Micah Hyde and Damarious Randall and defensive tackle Mike Pennel also are questionable.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari, left guard Josh Sitton, right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Bryan Bulaga were all limited on Wednesday and probable for the game.

For the Bears, two starters – tight end Martellus Bennett and receiver Eddie Royal – are out. Star receiver Alshon Jeffery, who missed last week’s game at Denver, was limited at practice all week and is listed as questionable. So, too, is running back Matt Forte, who has missed the past three games with a knee injury, and standout outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

Packers Injury Report
Player (injury): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Status.
Jared Abbrederis, WR (Rib/Chest): DNP, DNP, DNP. Out.
Davante Adams, WR (Ankle): Limited, Limited, Full. Probable.
David Bakhtiari, LT (knee): Not listed, Limited, Limited. Probable.
Bryan Bulaga, T (Knee): DNP, Limited, Limited. Probable.
Morgan Burnett, S (Ankle): Limited, Full, Full. Probable.
Jayrone Elliott, LB (Ankle): Limited, Full, Full. Probable.
Micah Hyde, DB (Hip): DNP, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
Eddie Lacy, RB (Ankle): Limited, Full, Full. Probable.
T.J. Lang, G (Shoulder): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.
Corey Linsley, C (Ankle): DNP, DNP, DNP. Questionable.
Clay Matthews, LB (Ankle/Knee): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.
Ty Montgomery, WR (Ankle): DNP, DNP, DNP. Out.
Mike Pennel, DT (Quadricep): DNP, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
Damarious Randall, CB (Hamstring): Limited, Limited , Limited. Questionable.
Aaron Ripkowski, FB (Ankle): Limited, Full, Full. Probable.
Josh Sitton, G (Knee): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.

Bears Injury Report
Player (injury): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Status.
Martellus Bennett, TE (Ribs): DNP, Limited, DNP. Out.
Ka'Deem Carey, RB (Head): DNP, DNP, DNP. Out.
Matt Forte, RB (Knee): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
Alshon Jeffery, WR (Groin): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
Jarvis Jenkins, DL (Chest): Limited, Full, Not listed. Taken off report.
Sherrod Martin, S (Neck): DNP, Limited, Limited, Questionable.
Pernell McPhee, LB (Knee): Limited, Limited, Limited, Questionable.
LaRoy Reynolds, LB (Knee): Limited, Limited, Limited, Questionable.
Antrel Rolle, S (Knee): DNP, DNP, DNP. Questionable.
Eddie Royal, WR (Knee): DNP, DNP, DNP. Out.
Marquess Wilson, WR (Groin): Limited, Full, Not listed. Taken off report.

Note: Neither team practiced on Monday so that was an estimation.


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