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Packers-Lions Injury Report (Wednesday)

Five of the Packers' top defensive players, including Clay Matthews, sat out Wednesday's practice.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews sat out Wednesday’s practice with ankle and hamstring injuries.

Matthews briefly left the first quarter on Sunday’s loss to Minnesota due to the ankle and missed the end of the game with the hamstring.

Also sidelined for Wednesday were safety Morgan Burnett (groin), defensive tackle Letroy Guion (knee), outside linebacker Datone Jones (knee) and cornerback Sam Shields (concussion).

Jones’ health is worth monitoring. Guion is expected to miss the game due to a knee sprain sustained early Sunday. Jones helped fill the void and turned in another strong performance. If Jones is out or limited, the Packers are going to be incredibly thin up front for Sunday’s game against Detroit.

“I think Datone is off to a good start,” defensive coordinator Dom Capers said on Monday. “You’ve seen we’ve used him both inside and outside but I think he’s been impactful the last two weeks.”

Outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott, safety Chris Banjo and cornerback Chris Hawkins were full participation. They missed the first two games with hamstring injuries.

The Lions had eight players sit out practice, including star pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah and starting linebackers DeAndre Levy and Kyle Van Noy.

S Chris Banjo Hamstring Full
S Morgan Burnett Groin DNP  
OLB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring Full  
DT Letroy Guion Knee DNP  
CB Josh Hawkins Hamstring Full  
DB Micah Hyde Ankle Full  
WR Jeff Janis Hand Full  
DE/OLB Datone Jones Knee DNP  
OLB Clay Matthews Ankle/Hamstring DNP  
CB Sam Shields Concussion DNP  
DE Ezekiel Ansah Ankle DNP  
CB Adairius Barnes Ankle Limited  
TE Eric Ebron Back DNP  
DE Wallace Gilberry Abdomen DNP  
LB DeAndre Levy Quadricep DNP  
OT Riley Reiff Ankle DNP  
LB Kyle Van Noy Calf DNP  
DT Tyrunn Walker Calf DNP  
TE Cole Wick Shoulder Full  
LB Antwione Williams Hamstring DNP

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