Notes: Injuries and Wet Suits
Here is the injury report for Sunday’s game in Green Bay:
QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
TE Brent Celek (ankle), CB Bradley Fletcher (shoulder), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot)
Not a whole lot to this one. Celek left Monday’s game late because of injury but was listed as a full participant at practice all week. His left ankle was heavily taped for the training sessions.
Mark Sanchez will make his second straight start.
For the Packers, tight end Brandon Bostick (hip) and linebacker Jayrone Elliott (hamstring) are out. Guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) are probable.
Zach Ertz looked as if he was coming from the beach rather than the practice field as he stood at his locker yesterday. He and some of his teammates plan on wearing a wet suit vest under their jerseys to combat the Lambeau cold Sunday, and the tight end had just finished taking it out for a test drive.
Does it help?
“Yeah. Everyone was saying it was so cold but I didn’t notice it at all with that thing on,” said Ertz. “I think it helped a lot.”
Is this more Chip Kelly sports science at work? Actually, no. Malcolm Jenkins gets the credit for this one. Apparently, many of the Saints players wore wet suits underneath their uniforms for the playoff game in Philly last January. He recommended it to his Eagles teammates, and the idea became pretty popular in the locker room.
“What I used to do in the past was get those little heat packs and put them on my chest,” said Nolan Carroll. “I want that wet suit because it looks like you don’t feel anything when you put it on.”
Sunday’s forecast in Green Bay calls for a high of 29 degrees and a low of 14 with some wind and a chance of snow early.