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Packers’ first injury report of Week 7 is 13 players long

Five players missed practice, and another seven were limited during Wednesday’s practice.

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said his team was a little banged up coming out of Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wednesday’s injury report, the first of Week 7, reflected his words.

The Packers listed 13 players on the injury report, including five players who didn’t practice in any capacity on Wednesday.

All five are regular starters or important contributors and could be in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest), running back Tyler Ervin (wrist), defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (shoulder), safety Darnell Savage (quad) and tight end Robert Tonyan (ankle) all missed Wednesday’s practice. All but Ervin were injured during the 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Bakhtiari, who hasn’t missed a start since 2017, would be the big loss if he can’t play Sunday. The Packers don’t have an obvious backup left tackle candidate, although veteran Rick Wagner played there in the second half on Sunday in Tampa Bay.

Savage is a starter at safety and, if healthy, would be a key part of containing the Texans’ downfield…

Zach Kruse

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