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Packers-Falcons Injury Report (Wednesday)

The big name for Green Bay was Clay Matthews, who did not practice on Wednesday.

The Green Bay Packers came out of their so-called mini-bye with nine players on the injury report following Wednesday’s practice.

First and foremost was outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who did not participate because of his hamstring. Matthews missed the Week 3 game against Detroit because of ankle and hamstring issues.

Running back Don Jackson was full participation after injuring his left hand vs. Chicago. Practice will be key in determining whether he’ll have any ball-security issues.

"I think Don Jackson, really that's what practice is for,” coach Mike McCarthy said before practice. “We'll see how today goes and how tomorrow goes. It's important for him to go through team work, especially tomorrow. He needs to go through the half-line drill and the full physical team. He has to go through that and it will obviously give us direction on how we proceed Sunday.”

For the Falcons, explosive running back Tevin Coleman and veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney sat out practice. With the possibility that Coleman won’t be able to play, the Falcons on Tuesday signed veteran running back Stevan Ridley and released former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk.

PLAYER INJURYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSTATUS
PACKERS  
WR Randall Cobb Hamstring Limited
TE Jared Cook Ankle DNP
RB Don Jackson Hand Full
G T.J. Lang Hip Limited
OLB Clay Matthews Hamstring DNP
WR Ty Montgomery Illness Limited
CB Damarious Randall Groin DNP
CB Quinten Rollins Groin DNP
RB James Starks Knee DNP
 
FALCONS  
RB Tevin Coleman Hamstring DNP
RB Devonta Freeman Hip Limited
DE Dwight Freeney Quad DNP
WR Taylor Gabriel Concussion Limited
CB C.J. Goodsin Hamstring Limited
OT Jake Matthews Wrist Full
WR Mohamed Sanu Groin Full

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