Injury Report: Jaire Alexander Questionable.

Injury Report: Jaire Alexander Questionable.

Packers-49ers Final Injury Report: Jaire Alexander Questionable.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander is one of four players who are questionable for Saturday night’s NFC Divisional playoff game at the San Francisco 49ers.

Alexander was not present for the start of practice on Thursday, their most extensive session of the week before leaving Green Bay on Friday. He did not practice.

“Hopefully, he’ll be ready to go,” coach Matt LaFleur said after practice.

Reporters only were allowed to watch the pre-practice stretch. Alexander was nowhere to be seen inside the Don Hutson Center. Does that mean his injured left ankle won’t be strong enough to be on the field against the high-powered 49ers passing attack with a trip to the NFC Championship Game on the line?

Injury Report: Jaire Alexander Questionable.

Not necessarily. Alexander turned an ankle at last Wednesday’s practice. He did not practice on Thursday or Friday but, after going through an extensive pregame workout, he started and recorded a key interception against the Cowboys.

“I think he’s a little bit further ahead this week than he was last week,” defensive coordinator Joe Barry said after practice on Wednesday. “Last week, to be quite honest with you, when he did what he did on Wednesday, I honestly did not think that there was any chance.”

“Real reps”.

The team didn’t practice on Tuesday and Alexander didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice, which lasted less than an hour. Afterward, LaFleur said he was hopeful Alexander would be able to get some work during a more extensive Thursday practice featuring some “real reps” rather than jog-through reps meant to get the team ready mentally and fresh physically.

That did not happen, but Alexander did not suffer a setback.

Running back AJ Dillon, who missed the last two games with a stinger and is “day to day,” according to LaFleur, practiced for the first time in a couple weeks.

Alexander, Dillon and outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare did not practice on Wednesday.

Injury Report: Jaire Alexander Questionable.

Along with Alexander, Dillon, linebacker Isaiah McDuffie (neck) and punter Daniel Whelan (illness) are questionable. Enagbare has been ruled out following a significant knee injury.

No. 2 tandem behind starters.

Enagbare and first-round pick Lukas Van Ness had been the No. 2 tandem behind starters Rashan Gary and Preston Smith. The next man up, should the team desire to rotate them by pairs rather than individuals, is undrafted rookie Brenton Cox, who has played less than 10 defensive snaps this season.

Speaking of Enagbare, Barry said: “Where he’s gotten to this point right now in his second year, it’s been awesome to see. Just a guy that just came in and worked his tail off every single day and really followed the lead of Preston and Rashan.

“You might look at JJ’s stats; there’s so many things that show up that JJ has done for us just in raw effort and hustle and playing physical and playing nasty. He’d gotten to the point where he’s been a really good player in the run for us. He will be missed, there’s no doubt about it.”

Both teams should be in good shape for Saturday. The 49ers had only one player who did not practice on Wednesday: backup defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell.

This story will be updated after the 49ers reveal their injury report on Thursday afternoon.

Packers Final Injury Report.

Out: OLB Kingsley Enagbare (knee).

Questionable: CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder/ankle), RB AJ Dillon (thumb/neck), LB Isaiah McDuffie (neck), P Daniel Whelan (illness).

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