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Packers Starters Shields, Bakhtiari Remain in Doubt

The Packers might not know the status of left tackle David Bakhtiari and cornerback Sam Shields until Saturday.

On Friday, the Green Bay Packers will release an injury report complete with the usual designations of probable, questionable, etc.

Stay tuned for any Saturday updates to the status of left tackle David Bakhtiari and cornerback Sam Shields for Sunday's showdown at Arizona. They haven't practiced this week, with Bakhtiari sustaining an ankle injury during the fourth quarter on Sunday at Oakland and Shields missing the Oakland game with a concussion sustained vs. Dallas a week earlier.

"Dave Bakhtiari’s getting better," coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday morning. "He’ll do a little bit more today than he did yesterday. I think Dave and Sam will go all the way into Saturday’s practice out there (in Arizona) to really get a clean evaluation."

The Cardinals might have issues in the secondary. Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is out with a torn ACL. He is tied with safety Rashad Johnson for the team lead in interceptions with five. Johnson, however, hasn't practiced this week. Mathieu's replacement in the slot, Jerraud Powers, has been limited at both practices this week.

Packers injury report
Player (Injury): Wednesday
LT David Bakhtiari (ankle): DNP, DNP
RT Bryan Bulaga (ankle): Limited, Limited
DT Mike Daniels (hamstring): DNP, Limited
OLB Jayrone Elliott (quad): DNP, DNP
DT Letroy Guion (foot): DNP, DNP
RB Eddie Lacy (rib): Limited, Limited
G T.J. Lang (shoulder): Limited, Limited
C Corey Linsley (ankle): Full, Limited
LB Clay Matthews (ankle): Limited, Limited
TE Justin Perillo (hamstring): Not listed, Limited
CB Quinten Rollins (groin): Full, Full
CB Sam Shields (concussion): DNP, DNP
G Josh Sitton (back): Limited, Limited

Cardinals injury report
Player (Injury): Wednesday, Thursday
RB Andre Ellington (toe): DNP, Limited
TE Jermaine Gresham (knee): Limited, Full
S Rashad Johnson (ankle): DNP, DNP
DT Josh Mauro (calf): DNP, DNP
QB Carson Palmer (right finger): Limited, Limited
CB Patrick Peterson (ankle): Full, Full
CB Jerraud Powers (calf): Limited, Limited
DT Cody Redding (ankle): Limited, Limited
DT Frostee Rucker (ankle): Limited, Limited
C Lyle Sendlein (knee): Limited, Full
DT Ed Stinson (shoulder): Limited, Limited
LB Sean Weatherspoon (illness): DNP, Full


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