Packers Injury Report: Alexander Update, Myers Out, Jenkins Questionable

A few key injury updates for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals have been shared by head coach Matt LaFleur.

Some good news is that, at least for the time being, Jaire Alexander will not undergo surgery. Earlier in the week, LaFleur mentioned that surgery would ultimately end his season.

Instead the team is going to give Alexander time to heal — of course, this means that he won’t play Sunday, which we already knew — and hope that he will be ready to return down the road.

“We got better clarity with that,” said LaFleur. “We’re going to let heal and see where it’s at. We’re hopeful it’ll heal the right way and he’ll be back with us in a matter of weeks.”

However, some not so good news for the Green Bay Packers is that there will be more shuffling along the offensive line.

Josh Myers has been on the injury report the last few weeks with a finger injury, but the doctors will no longer let him play through it and he will be out for Sunday’s game.

Myers has held up relatively well during his rookie campaign, allowing no sacks and six pressures per PFF ($$). He also ranks in the top-10 among centers in both run blocking and pass block win rate metrics from ESPN.

How the Green Bay Packers will go about constructing the offensive line in Myers’ absence is also dependent upon whether or not Elgton Jenkins will play. He is listed as questionable after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

If Jenkins is good to go, the Packers have two likely options when it comes to configuring this offensive line. Either Jenkins can go back to left tackle with Lucas Patrick taking over at center, or Green Bay can keep Yosh Nijman at left tackle and put Jenkins at center.

If Jenkins does not play — let’s hope it doesn’t come to that — then we would likely see Patrick at center and Nijman staying at left tackle. In all of the described scenarios, Jon Runyan, Royce Newman, and Billy Turner will stay at their respective positions.

It’s early in the season but the Green Bay Packers have already had to deal with several key injuries. This week is no different as they will have to go into Cincinnati without Alexander or Myers, and possibly without Jenkins.