The Green Bay Packers are facing the likelihood of playing without two key defensive players, cornerback Jaire Alexander and off-ball linebacker Quay Walker, in the upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both players are listed as doubtful, with Alexander dealing with a shoulder injury and Walker nursing a groin issue.
Jaire Alexander’s shoulder injury is a new concern after he missed three games earlier in the season due to a back injury. Head coach Matt LaFleur expressed concern about Alexander’s health, especially considering the cornerback depth with Rasul Douglas traded to the Buffalo Bills and Eric Stokes still on injured reserve.
Quay Walker, who injured his groin in practice last week and sat out the Rams game, continues to be sidelined. De’Vondre Campbell and Isaiah McDuffie are expected to start in Walker’s absence.
In addition to Alexander and Walker, the Packers have five players listed as questionable for the Steelers game: DT Kenny Clark (shoulder), S Rudy Ford (calf), C Josh Myers (knee), tackle Yosh Nijman (back), and guard Jon Runyan (neck).
While dealing with injuries, some key players like guard Elgton Jenkins (knee), running back Aaron Jones (hamstring), and wide receiver Christian Watson (back) are expected to be available for the game. The Packers will face a challenging situation on the defensive side but remain hopeful about the players available for the matchup.