The Green Bay Packers are looking to build on their Week 9 victory against the Los Angeles Rams. That game improved their record to 3-5 thanks to an outstanding effort by Jordan Love, a powerful run game, and tenacious defense. Unfortunately, the victory came at a price.
Numerous players were injured during the game and/or are currently on the injury list as a result of injuries disclosed after the game. On the plus side, head coach Matt LaFleur and Packers beat reporters reported on Wednesday that Quay Walker and Rudy Ford, who both missed the Rams game due to injury, returned to practice.
While Green Bay received two starters back, one of its greatest talents was added to the injury report with a new issue.
LaFleur told the reporters today that Alexander was “a little banged up” during Sunday’s game, which is why he didn’t practice on Wednesday. He did not specify the nature of the ailment at the time, and many believed it was Alexander’s lingering back problem.
However, when the injury report was released later that afternoon, it was confirmed that the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback had suffered a shoulder injury against the Rams. While he received a “did not participate” label, the extent of his ailment is unknown.
Alexander missed all but four games in 2021 after suffering a significant shoulder injury in Week Four against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rasul Douglas, who was dealt to the Buffalo Bills prior to the NFL trade deadline, is already out for the Packers. Carrington Valentine, a seventh-round rookie in 2023, became the new starter as a result of this transfer.
If Alexander is unable to participate, either Corey Ballentine or Robert Rochell will take his place. Ballentine has already appeared in five games for Green Bay this season and eight games last year. Rochell was just signed off the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers.