The Green Bay Packers will likely be without two key defensive starters for the team’s Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander and linebacker Quay Walker are both doubtful to play in Sunday’s game with injuries, the Packers announced on Friday.
Alexander did not practice this week with a shoulder injury. He played the whole game for the Packers against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9, but has missed three games this season while battling multiple injuries. Rookie Carrington Valentine is in line to make his fifth career start in place of Alexander.
Walker also did not practice all this week. He has been dealing with a groin injury and will most likely miss his second straight game. In seven games, Walker has 66 tackles, five for a loss, one quarterback hit, three passes defended and one interception that he returned for a touchdown. Kingsley Enagbare will likely replace Walker in the starting lineup once again.
In addition to Alexander and Walker, five Packers are questionable to play against the Steelers.
Starting defensive tackle Kenny Clark is questionable with a shoulder injury. He was limited in practice all week. Starting free safety Rudy Ford is questionable with a shoulder injury and was limited in practice all week.
Starting right guard Jon Runyan is questionable with a neck injury. He missed practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday and Friday. Starting left tackle Yosh Nijman is also questionable with a back injury and did not practice Wednesday before being limited on Thursday and Friday. Starting center Josh Myers was added to the injury report on Thursday with a knee injury. He was limited on Thursday and Friday and is questionable to play against the Steelers.