Packers' injury list at season-high 17; cornerback Sam Shields still sidelined

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nearly one-third of the Green Bay Packers' roster is on the injury report as they prepare for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game at the Washington Redskins.

It's a season high with 17 players listed.

Among them is cornerback Sam Shields, who appears to be in danger of missing his fourth straight game because of the concussion he sustained on Dec. 13, when he crashed into the turf near the Dallas Cowboys bench.

"He's still going through the protocol," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday.

Shields did not practice on Wednesday and was not seen inside the Don Hutson Center during the portion of practice that was open to reporters. Given that Shields was a limited participant in practice last week before he was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on Saturday, it's likely he experienced a setback.

Shields was one of six players who did not practice. That list included both left guard Josh Sitton (back) and left tackle David Bakhtiari (ankle).

"I think everybody's banged up this late in the season,” Sitton said. "It can be tough. But that's what we signed up for. This is what it's about. You don't expect to be feeling great this late in the season and I don't think most guys are. It's just something you roll with."

Sitton has been resting his back in practice for several weeks without missing a start, but Bakhtiari has missed the last two games. In fact, Sitton played in his left tackle spot last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings with only mixed results. Sitton had not played left tackle since high school and said afterward that he's much better suited to play guard, where's been a Pro Bowl selection.

McCarthy indicated he likely would look at other left-tackle options -- perhaps JC Tretter -- if Bakhtiari can't play against the Redskins.

"We'll let that be determined this week but, I agree, Josh is a guard,” McCarthy said. "We tried something, and I thought it was effective for the most part. That's not the way you intend the game to go. When it does go that way, obviously, the left tackle position is stressed.”

By comparison, the Redskins listed 10 players on their injury report but all practiced either on a limited or full-time basis.

Here's the Packers' full injury report: