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Offensive line trying to get healthy

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 13, 2013 – 4:56 pm

C Evan Dietrich-Smith

C Evan Dietrich-Smith

The Packers lost two starters on the offensive line to injury in last week’s game, but there appears to be a chance for the starting unit to remain intact for the road trip to play the Giants.

C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee) was back at practice on Wednesday on a limited basis, while RT Don Barclay (knee) did not practice. Mike McCarthy said, however, that Barclay was waiting for a brace to arrive and he could try to practice on Thursday.

“He’s getting better,” McCarthy said of Barclay. “Better than we thought.”

Dietrich-Smith said the scans done on his knee were “encouraging,” and he sounded optimistic about being able to play.

“I’d like to think of myself as a very durable player,” Dietrich-Smith said. “I don’t miss too many games, and for me, it’s important to be out there with the guys. I was out there today and I felt like practicing the whole time, but I knew I have to be smart, and you can’t push those kinds of things. I’m hoping for the weekend, and we’ll see how it goes.”

In other injury news, DE Mike Neal (abdomen) is “beat up,” according to McCarthy, and may not practice all week.

DE Johnny Jolly (groin), LB Nick Perry (foot/ankle) and CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) also did not practice. LB Andy Mulumba (ankle) and DE Ryan Pickett (knee) were limited, while LB Clay Matthews (thumb) was listed as a full participant.


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5 Responses to “Offensive line trying to get healthy”

  1. By OKGOPACK on Nov 13, 2013 | Reply

    Please, everybody, heal fast.

  2. By peter on Nov 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thank goodness for this. Maybe the storm has reached its peak

  3. By Beau on Nov 13, 2013 | Reply

    There has been so much talk about the QB spot, and I get it, but without the linemen nothing can happen. Heal up boys fast.

  4. By fred on Nov 14, 2013 | Reply

    They should add the blog to the packers app

  5. By allan, Conn,. Packer fan on Nov 15, 2013 | Reply

    To all the Packer backers nationwide,

    I live in the NY metro area and we all need to send good positive karma to our team this weekend.

    It’s do or die!

    Everyone around here is favoring the Giants to win easily, simply because Tolzien is staring.

    Hope we can prove them all wrong.

    So lets send all the positive vibes we can to the offense and defense and prove everyone wrong on Sunday!!!!!!

    The Pac has to come into NY with a vengeance.

    Go Pac GO!!!!!!

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