The biggest piece of news to come out of the Wednesday injury report in advance of the Packers-Falcons Week 12 matchup was the disclosure that Packers SS Atari Bigby was ruled out of the Wednesday practice with a hamstring injury. In his press conference the day after the Packers routed the Vikings 31-3, head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that he thought Bigby would be really challenged to play in Atlanta after the player injured his hamstring against Minnesota, and that definitely appears to be the case.
Seven other Packers appeared on the Wednesday report. S Anthony Smith (ankle) did not participate in the mid-week practice, while six other players participated on a limited basis — starting OLT Chad Clifton (knee), starting WR Donald Driver (quadriceps), starting DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), starting LOLB Clay Matthews (shin), starting C Scott Wells (arch) and starting CB Charles Woodson (toe).
As for the Falcons, four players did not participate in the Wednesday practice — DE John Abraham (groin), S Shann Schillinger (head), RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and WR Roddy White (knee). Participating on a limited basis were LB Curtis Lofton (knee), DT Corey Peters (rib) and WR-KR Eric Weems (pectoral).
The way we see it
With both Bigby and Smith hurting, extra pressure will be placed on Charlie Peprah, who almost certainly will have his hands full trying to contain Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez, who continues to play at a high level.