Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden was a key to the team’s late-season success, racking up 20 tackles and three sacks in the last four games, including the playoffs.
Walden now appears to be in danger of missing Super Bowl XLV. Listed as questionable, he’ll be a game-time decision after missing Saturday’s walkthrough practice with an ankle injury.
“Erik’s going to have to show us something before the game,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “Obviously we’re going over early, 2 o’clock, so we’ll have a decision right there at the deadline.”
Walden admitted earlier in the week that he has a high ankle sprain, which typically is at least a three-week injury.
His backup is undrafted rookie Frank Zombo.