Pickett joins Hayward in limited practice role, Mulumba a question mark for Sunday
Ray Rice, Ryan Pickett.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Two Packers starters and someone who's now a key reserve on defense had to be limited or removed from practice on Thursday due to injury.
One of them is a positive move toward playing for a defensive back who didn't play at all in September.
MM: Casey Hayward looked good today (was limited in practice) #Packers— Jeff Falconio (@Jeff_Falconio) October 10, 2013
Another was a move backward due to an injury suffered in practice, but an eventual return, according to the Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne:
McCarthy: Pickett had a hand bruise and returned to practice.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 10, 2013
The third, for a linebacker who's being counted on in an already thinned-out linebacking corps due to an injured ankle,, could decimate that corps even more.
McCarthy on Mulumba: Will be important for him to get out there tomorrow.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 10, 2013
As for running back James Starks, who will not play due to a knee injury, Coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic for a comeback sooner rather than later.
"He's getting close. I'm told he's feeling better, and he's got a great outlook on it," he said Thursday.