Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
B.J. Raji hurt his left ankle, and now the Packers turn to another injured player to pull though.
The injury bug is biting the Green Bay Packers badly on Sunday, as Cedric Benson left the field moments ago on a cart. He's now joined by defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who left with an injury to his left ankle.
Raji may have only seven tackles on the season, but he's a constant force at nose tackle and the Packers' most reliable interior lineman. If Raji is out, it will fall on Ryan Pickett to fill in, but he's nursing injuries of his own. Last week, Pickett hurt his shoulder against the New Orleans Saints, and was limited all week in practice, though he was included in today's roster.
The Packers currently lead the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter, but without Raji on the field Andrew Luck's day got a whole lot easier. Green Bay will now rely on their outside linebackers -- in particular Clay Matthews and rookie Nick Perry -- to be the difference makers without consistent interior pressure.
B.J. Raji's return is listed as questionable.