Injuries on Packers' offensive line could be growing concern

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

Are injuries starting to take their toll on the Packers' offensive line? That certainly is the case at left tackle, where veteran Chad Clifton's status remains very iffy as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered a few weeks back. Head coach Mike McCarthy offered no clues on the future availability of Clifton when he said a decision will be made on the tackle's status at some point during the team's upcoming bye week. Meanwhile, team sources' eyebrows were raised more than a little when starting ORG Josh Sitton suddenly popped up on the midweek injury report before the team's Week Seven game in Minnesota with a knee ailment that forced him to sit out practice. While Sitton has established himself as one of the league's top guards, daily team observers believe his play has tailed off a bit, and it's quite possible a tender knee could have something to do with the drop-off.