It’s official: the Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver Davante Adams on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.
Adams has been on the COVID-19 list all week. The Packers superstar wide receiver needed to have back-to-back negative tests in order to play on Thursday night.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, that hasn’t happened.
“Davante Adams will not clear COVID-19 protocols by tonight and is out vs the #AZCardinals, sources say. He did not travel, so this was likely. Now for sure,” he reported on Thursday afternoon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2021
This is not surprising, but it’s still a crushing blow for the Packers, who will be without several key players on Thursday evening.
Packers fans are understandably upset.
“Major pain,” one fan tweeted.
“Not to be a Debbie Downer, but at what point do we start worrying about his availability for KC?” another fan added.
— Empacotador Pistola (@EmpacotadorP) October 28, 2021
Aaron Rodgers will have his work cut out for him on Thursday night. Adams is not the only key player the Packers will be missing this evening.
*Davante Adams placed on COVID-19 list*
*Allen Lazard placed on COVID-19 list*
Aaron Rodgers vs Cardinals: pic.twitter.com/zKx9VWfP9S
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 26, 2021
The Cardinals are set to be missing a key player, too. JJ Watt is officially out for Thursday night and it’s possible he’ll miss the rest of the season.
Kickoff between Arizona and Green Bay is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T.