GREEN BAY, Wis. – In addition to defensive tackle Johnny Jolly, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a neck injury, the Green Bay Packers also lost tight end Brandon Bostick for the year.
Bostick, a first-year player who has seven catches for 120 yards and a touchdown, sustained a foot injury in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys and was expected to undergo season-ending surgery, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Friday.
The Packers did not place either player on injured reserve yet, but they could use the two roster spots before Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Perhaps one of those spots could go to receiver Randall Cobb, who returned to practice this week after breaking the tibia in his right leg on Oct. 13. Cobb remains on the injured reserve/designated to return list. In order to play against the Steelers, he would have to be added to the active roster on Saturday.
McCarthy appeared to leave open that possibility.
“Randall Cobb practiced today, looks good,” McCarthy said Friday. “Just curious to see how he feels tomorrow.”
Besides ruling out Bostick, Jolly and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, everyone else on the injury report has a chance to play against the Steelers.
Here’s the full injury report:
Out – QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, limited participation in practice), TE Brandon Bostick (foot, did not practice), DT Johnny Jolly (neck/shoulder, did not practice).
Questionable – DE C.J. Wilson (ankle, limited participation).
Probable – LB Brad Jones (ankle, limited participation), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle, limited participation), OLB Mike Neal (abdomen, limited participation), OLB Nick Perry (foot, limited participation), DT Ryan Pickett (knee, limited participation).