As the Packers prepare to travel to Minnesota on Sunday night for a border war with a team that couldn’t stay within 15 points of the previously winless Giants, Green Bay will be short-handed.
Tight end Jermichael Finley officially has been ruled out with a neck injury suffered on Sunday against the Browns. Likewise, linebacker Clay Matthews remains out after thumb surgery.
Finley’s absence is no surprise. The bigger question is whether he’ll need surgery, whether he’ll be back this season, and whether he’ll ever be back.
Missing practice on Wednesday were receiver James Jones (knee), linebacker Nick Perry (foot), and tight end Ryan Taylor (knee).
Jones, who initially was believed to have a shin injury following a Week Seven at Baltimore, missed Sunday’s game against the Browns.