January 18, 2022

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Packers ‘potentially’ getting injured star players…

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“These guys love the game. They love being with their teammates, they love competing,” LaFleur said. “So I know that they’re itching to get back as soon as possible. We just want to make sure that there’s no extra risk for a setback or whatnot, because obviously they’re an important part of this team.”

Elsewhere on the injury front, LaFleur said he did not believe quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be having surgery on his fractured pinky toe. There’s hope Rodgers will be able to practice soon but that remains uncertain.

Inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell is eligible to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. LaFleur suggested signs are pointing toward that as Campbell has been asymptomatic, and the defense’s signal caller would be involved in game-planning meetings throughout the week on Zoom.

The return of rookie center Josh Myers, who has been out with a knee injury since Week 6, is not imminent. LaFleur said he needed more time.

The NFC playoff push over this stretch run promises to be highly competitive. The front-running Cardinals are 10-2, followed by the Packers and Buccaneers at 9-3, and then the Cowboys and Rams at 8-4.

Plenty of other games outside Green Bay’s own will play into the picture, but LaFleur said those are not the Packers’ concern.

“If you start focusing on things outside of your control or outside of your football team, then you’re not 100 percent focused on the challenges that lie ahead for your team,” he said.