May 25, 2024

Final Injury Report for Packers vs. Bucs: AJ Dillon Among Seven Questionable

Here are the final injury reports and AJ Dillon’s comments after practicing again after suffering a broken thumb, just before the Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin: AJ Dillon is one of seven Green Bay Packers players who are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including Christian Watson, who is doubtful.

In an effort to see if he can play despite having a broken thumb, Dillon returned to practice on Friday. Dillon’s thumb was “padded up pretty well,” according to coach Matt LaFleur, to see what he could withstand.

We’re solving the problem. That’s the basic response, Dillon said on Friday as the locker room cleared out. “Just attempting to ascertain what I can and cannot do.”

When asked which is a bigger problem—pain or ball security—Dillon responded, “All of the above.” “It’s malfunctioning,” he laughed.

Is Dillon able to play without aggravating his injury further? Is Dillon able to play with less chance of a crucial error?

The decision is based “absolutely” on ball security, according to offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich. Dillon hasn’t lost a fumble since 2021 and hasn’t fumbled at all this season.

“I think that’s one thing he needs to consider; that’s something we all need to consider,” he remarked.

Dillon missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. In 2020, COVID was the only reason he missed a game. It’s possible that he played on Friday in an attempt to see if the protective equipment the medical staff has devised can reduce the risk while allowing Dillon to perform at a level close to maximum effectiveness.

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