GREEN BAY, Wis.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey and wide receiver Allen Lazard went into the reserve with injury after both players were injured in a win over the New Orleans Saints.
Kirksey left triumph 37-30 in the first half with a bib injury Lazard played throughout the game and had a career best performance with six catches for 146 yards and one touchdown.
But the 2018 unsubscribed free agent from the state of Iowa showed up in the injury report this week. Packers manager Matt LaFleur said this week that Lazard injured his core at some point during the match.
The injury reserve designation means that Kirksey and Lazard must be out of at least three games. The Packers (3-0) host the Atlanta Falcons (0-3) on Monday night and then have a week off.
Going to the reserve for injury is the latest bad luck for Kirksey, the main offseason addition to Green Bay’s defense.
Kirksey played all 16 games each of his first four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, but a hamstring injury limited him to seven games in 2018 and a torn chest muscle only left him playing two games last year. .
The internal linebacker is an area where the Packers don’t have much depth. With Kirksey injured on Sunday, the Packers’ inside linebacker who played the most shots was Ty Summers, whose only previous NFL regular-season experience had come in special teams.
Lazard’s absence could leave the Packers without the first two receivers for the Falcons game. Ahead Adams missed the Saints game with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for Monday, even though he’s been training on a limited basis all week.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander (hand / knee), defensive tackle Kenny Clark (groin), tight end Josiah Deguara (ankle), running back Tyler Ervin (wrist), outside linebackers Rashan Gary (ankle) and Za’Darius Smith (ankle), center Corey Linsley (groin) and punter JK Scott (illness) are also listed as questionable. The narrow Marcedes Lewis (knee) is in doubt.
Ervin fully participated in the practice on Saturday. Clark, Deguara and Smith practiced on a limited basis. Gary, Linsley, Scott, and Lewis didn’t train.
Linsley and Scott hadn’t appeared on the Packers injury report until Saturday.