Aaron Alexander Injury
The Green Bay Packers confirmed that cornerback Jaire Alexander is out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. The Packers are giving Alexander a few weeks to recover. They hope the shoulder will heal without surgery. However, he may have to wear a harness when he returns to the lineup. That could limit his effectiveness.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander is out for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots
The Green Bay Packers are taking precautions with cornerback Jaire Alexander, who suffered a groin injury during Week 3 and did not practice on Friday and Saturday. Though the injury is not considered serious, the absence of the All-Pro cornerback will affect the Packers’ secondary in Week 5. Alexander is expected to be out for at least two more practices before returning to the lineup in Week 5 against the Giants.
The Green Bay Packers have placed cornerback Jaire Alexander on the inactive list for Sunday’s game against the New England Pats. The veteran cornerback has missed the past two games due to groin injuries, but is expected to play in a late-season game. The Packers have taken precautions by not allowing Alexander to play unless he’s 100% healthy.
Aaron Alexander was one of the first players to be injured during the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fortunately, the injury is not serious, and the Packers believe the cornerback will be back for Week 4 against the Patriots. However, LaFleur is still cautious about Alexander’s status.
Alexander is out of this week’s game against the New England Patriots, and will undergo further testing. The injury will not have long-term implications, but the Packers don’t want to rush the All-Pro defender back too early. Alexander is a key piece to the Packers’ secondary, and they will have to make sure he’s ready before the game.
Along with Alexander, left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (groin) were also non-participants on Thursday. Bakhtiari is one practice on, one practice off, so this should come as no surprise. Last week, Bakhtiari made his 2022 debut and split series with Yosh Nijman at left tackle in a decision that LaFleur stated was heavily impacted by the weather in Tampa. Lewis played in Week 3, despite being on the injury report for the same groin injury, and he usually takes an early week practice off as a veteran rest day. Bakhtiari and Lewis’ statuses are questionable for Sunday, too, but they seem a tad bit more likely to play than Alexander.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander was injured in the first half of Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is questionable to return. The Packers have already lost a number of players due to injuries in recent weeks. While Alexander was able to practice during a jogthrough on Wednesday, the team did not practice with shoulder pads on.
While Alexander has had a disappointing rookie season, a new scenery could help him regain his old form. He underperformed under former Washington head coach Mike Zimmer, who was fired after the 2017 season. In addition, Rivera may be able to get the best out of King.
Alexander was replaced by slot cornerback Rasul Douglas as an outside cornerback versus Tampa Bay and special teamer Keisean Nixon came off the bench to replace Douglas in the slot on Sunday. In the pre-practice presser, head coach Matt LaFleur stated that Alexander looked good “for what they asked” on Wednesday, with Alexander’s status for Week 4 being very much in the air. It’s worth noting that Green Bay signed a cornerback, Corey Ballentine, to their practice squad on Wednesday, which gives them another body at the position for at least a week.