Packers Lose $84 Million Starter to New Injury Ahead of Steelers Matchup

The Green Bay Packers may be without All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander when they go to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers in Week 10, but it will not be due to the back injury that has kept him on the injured list for the previous few weeks.

Alexander's back problem is no longer noted on the Packers' injury report, but he did not participate in Wednesday's first practise due to a new shoulder injury. He was also absent from Thursday's practise, adding to the anxiety.

"I'd say so, two days not practising," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said to reporters on November 9 when asked if Alexander's injury was a concern.

He earlier stated that Alexander was "banged up" in the team's Week 9 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, but he could not tell whether there is any long-term concern with his All-Pro going forward.

Alexander's shoulder issue is especially troubling given that he missed all but four games of the 2021 season due to a serious right shoulder injury; however, it is unclear whether his current shoulder injury is on the same side as his prior one.

The Packers have already played three games this season without Alexander due to a back issue.

And they no longer have Rasul Douglas on the roster to keep things together in the secondary if he has to miss another game.

While Alexander still needs two more practises before he can be declared healthy, his condition will be closely monitored during the rest of the week leading up to Sunday's game.

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