Packers vs. Panthers Injury Report: 5 Health Issues To Watch in Week 2

Sam Tastad@@samtastadCorrespondent IIISeptember 14, 2011

Packers vs. Panthers Injury Report: 5 Health Issues To Watch in Week 2

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    The Green Bay Packers travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers in Week 2. Here are the significant injuries that both teams should be worried about come kickoff on Sunday:

    After beating the Panthers' divisional rival the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Packers and Panthers managed to stay healthy for the most part, but both had a couple of players that could be out for a while. 

No. 1: Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay Packers

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    Tramon Williams is one of the Green Bay Packers' best cornerbacks, and hasn't practiced this week due to a bruised shoulder in last week's opening game against the Saints. 

    Williams had three tackles, recovered a fumble, and knocked a pass down. 

    ESPN reports Williams has a chance to play in Sunday's game. Coach Mike McCarthy said that he did not practice today, maybe won't again tomorrow, but has made significant progress. 

    If Williams cannot play, Sam Shields would start in his place. 

No. 2: Jon Beason, LB, Carolina Panthers

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    The Carolina Panthers have reported that Jon Beason has torn his Achilles' tendon and will miss the rest of the season. 

    Beason, who just signed a monster contract, is obviously disappointed. 

    The Panthers will have a huge hole to fill left by Beason. Dan Connor will start in his place. 

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers

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    Mike Neal has gone through injuries in his young NFL career, and hasn't played much for the Green Bay Packers.

    Neal, who was going to replace Cullen Jenkins, had surgery done today on his injured knee. McCarthy said he remains out, and will be out for a significant amount of time.  

    Jarius Wynn will continue to play in his spot. 

No. 4: Jeff Otah, OT, Carolina Panthers

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    OT Jeff Otah remains questionable, and did not practice today. Otah is dealing with a concussion that he got in Sunday's game. 

    Ron Rivera said it is unclear whether he will be able to play and that he is taking concussion tests from the NFL. 

    Rookie Byron Bell would start if Otah is unable to play Sunday against Green Bay.

No. 5: Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers

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    The Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley participated in limited practice today, which means he participated in less than 100 percent of the team's repetitions. 

    Finley has an ankle injury that he got during the preseason. 

    Expect Finley to play come Sunday's kickoff against Carolina.