The Green Bay Packers provided only one injury designation in the final injury report on Thursday, while the Los Angeles Rams declared a quarterback out and a very important defensive player was ready to go.
The Packers and Rams will play in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday at Lambue Field.
For the Packers, defensive lineman Kingsley KK is the only player with an injury designation. He is still undergoing the consulation protocol and is listed as a suspect after not practicing for a full week. He has missed two straight games.
Ram received some good news and bad news on the final injury report. While quarterback John Wolford is officially out with a neck injury, All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald does not have an injury designation and will play through a rib injury.
Ram receiver Cooper Kupp is doubtful with a knee injury, rogue edge ruskus Terrell Lewis is out with an ankle injury and offensive lineman David Andrews is suspected with an ankle injury.
Kupp, who caught a team-high 92 pass for the Rams in 2020, is the player to watch when he is declared inactive 90 minutes before kickoff on Saturday. Ram is clearly no less confident in his ability to play than Donald.
On the other hand, the Packers removed cornerback Kevin King, receiver Ellen Lazard, Tait & Mars Lewis, edge razor Zadris Smith, receiver Equinomus St. Brown and offensive tackle Rick Wagner from the injury report, meaning all would play without six points on Saturday. The Week of allowed Matt LaFleur’s team to be mostly healthy to start the playoffs.
Ram cannot say the same. Wolford’s absence confirms that Gerd Goff will start at quarterback. He injured his neck during the Ram’s win over the Seattle Seahawks last week. Donald and Kupp also suffered injuries during a win in Seattle.
Packers David Bakhtiari, who is on the injured reserve, and left tackle offensive terrace Jared Welder, who were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday.