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Packers final injury report and what it means in the NFC Championship Game vs. Bucs

The Packers enter the weekend of the conference championships with the same player availability as they did the week prior with one possible exception: starting corner Kevin King.

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The Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field for the NFC Championship in the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 24 with kickoff at 3:05 p.m. ET.

Ahead of their game, we take a look at the Packers' final injury report and evaluate how these injuries may affect the team heading into their playoff matchup.

Packers final injury report

Out: DL Kingsley Keke (concussion)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: CB Kevin King (back)

Notable players on in-week report: LB Krys Barnes (thumb), K Mason Crosby (shoulder), RB A.J. Dillon (quadricep), WR Allen Lazard (wrist, back), TE Marcedes Lewis (knee), S Will Redmond (knee), LB Za’Darius Smith (thumb), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee, ankle), T Rick Wagner (knee), RB Jamaal Williams (ankle)

How injuries could affect Bucs vs. Packers matchup

With one possible exception, the Packers enter the weekend of the NFC title game with the same player availability as they did the week prior. Rookie running back A.J. Dillon, a major part of head coach Matt LaFleur’s game plan in the divisional round, has returned from the quad injury that sidelined him last Saturday. Likewise, the shoulder injury kicker Mason Crosby suffered during a botched extra point will not prevent him from suiting up this Sunday against the Buccaneers. The same holds for rookie linebacker Krys Barnes who fractured a thumb only to return with a clubbed arm.

However, starting cornerback Kevin King landed on the injury report with a back issue Friday and did not practice. King also missed the Packers’ Week 6 matchup with the Buccaneers, one of the myriad reasons that game went in the latter’s favor. King still has a decent chance to play this Sunday, but Green Bay bolstered their corner depth this week by signing veteran Tramon Williams to the practice squad. Williams, who spent most of his career with the team and has familiarity with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s scheme from multiple stops, would likely receive a game-day promotion if King cannot go.