Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy informed reporters Friday that safety Morgan Burnett suffered a broken hand in practice on Thursday, but he’s still expected to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Despite missing Friday’s practice, Burnett is listed as probable and could play with a club around the broken hand. Undrafted rookie M.D. Jennings took Burnett’s snaps in practice today.
McCarthy also said that RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) is “prepared to play” and the “team feels good about his availability for Sunday.” If Bulaga does start against the Rams after missing two straight weeks, he’ll likely play at right tackle with Marshall Newhouse staying on the left side. Newhouse shifted to left tackle against the Falcons after Chad Clifton hurt his hamstring, and played well.
Clifton (hamstring) and DE Mike Neal (knee) are both out, but neither was close or practiced. G Josh Sitton was limited with an ankle injury but is listed as probable. G/C Evan Dietrich-Smith (foot) is questionable after being limited in both Thursday and Friday practices.
WR Greg Jennings (groin) was a full go on Friday after limited participation on Thursday. He’s probable for Sunday and almost certainly will play. Both Clay Matthews (quad) and Charles Woodson (foot/ankle) returned to practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday.
LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) was a full participant all week and plans to play Sunday. Zombo has missed the entire 2011 regular season after breaking his scapula against the Cardinals in the preseason.
TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Pat Lee (ankle) are both listed as probable.——————
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