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Packers-Titans Friday injury report: Lang cleared, Green next

Dec 21, 2012 -- 3:33pm
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Running back Alex Green is expected to pass his final concussion test on Saturday.

GREEN BAY – While the Green Bay Packers’ injury news of the day – that Evan Dietrich-Smith will start at center instead of veteran Jeff Saturday – turned out to not really be injury news, there was this: Left guard T.J. Lang has passed his concussion test, and running back Alex Green is expected to pass his as well in time for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

Here’s a look at the full injury report from Friday:

Out – TE Tom Crabtree (illness, hamstring), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring), RB James Starks (knee), S Charles Woodson (collarbone), DE C.J. Wilson (knee).
Questionable – RB Alex Green (concussion), DE Jerel Worthy (hamstring), G Greg Van Roten (back).
Probable – QB Aaron Rodgers (ankle), LG T.J. Lang (concussion/flu), C Jeff Saturday (neck, shoulder), LB Erik Walden (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (shoulder).
Out – C Kevin Matthews (ankle).
Questionable  – LB Colin McCarthy (concussion), DE Scott Solomon (knee), WR Damian Williams (hamstring), CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (rib).
Probable – QB Jake Locker (left shoulder), LB Will Witherspoon (hamstring), WR Kenny Britt (knee).

McCarthy said Lang, who was sent home Thursday with the flu, passed his test and is listed as probable as a result. The Packers’ starting five for Sunday against the Titans will be, from left to right, Marshall Newhouse, Lang, Dietrich-Smith, Josh Sitton and Don Barclay.

Van Roten’s back issue that cropped up on Thursday left him listed as questionable.

Green will have one more concussion test administered on Saturday, McCarthy said, and is expected to play.

“It’s really been kind of a scheduling issue with everything that’s going on,” McCarthy said. “We feel pretty confident based on our medical staff that he should be available for the game."

Meanwhile, McCarthy said fullback John Kuhn, who missed Thursday and Friday’s practices because of a personal matter, is expected to be back for the game but has run into travel problems.

“He had a personal situation that we was tending to the last couple days, just with the storm,” McCarthy said. “I’m hopeful he’s back, but he had traveling issues this morning.”

Woodson will miss his eighth consecutive game, Wilson his fourth straight game and Nelson and Starks their third straight. Crabtree injured his hamstring last Sunday at Chicago.

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