When a player is listed as probable on the injury report, he’s officially “virtually certain” to play that week.
Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin is listed as questionable, but NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora reports Boldin is “virtually certain” not to play against the Packers.
Boldin has a sprained MCL and a high ankle sprain. The ankle is believed to be a bigger problem. ESPN called Boldin’s chances for playing “very bleak” earlier Friday.
If Boldin is out, Steve Breaston will start. He’s hasn’t produced of late, but the Packers cornerback crew is thin after Charles Woodson.
Woodson (shoulder) was one of six Packers listed as probable. The other five: Brandon Chillar (back), Chad Clifton (knee), Korey Hall (elbow), Johnny Jolly (foot), Mike Montgomery (ankle), and Ryan Pickett (hamstring).
Packers safety Derrick Martin is doubtful with an ankle injury.
For the Cardinals, Boldin is joined by five teammates all listed as questionable. Calais Campbell (thumb), Deuce Lutui (back), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee, toe), Antrel Rolle (thigh), and Brian St. Pierre (back) are officially 50-50, but they are all expected to play.
Adrian Wilson isn’t buying DRC’s injury, “He’s got a little cut on his knee. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. He thought he blew his knee out; he got a little cut.”
Boldin’s injuries, however, appear very real.