The Green Bay Packers kept their their playoff chances alive once again with three weeks left in the season. However, the Packers will have to potentially go the next couple of games without the services of veteran cornerback Davon House due to a transverse process fracture in his back, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Packers DB Davon House suffered a transverse process fracture in his back, source said. This season, players have come back in a week or 2.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2017
Although it's not a season-ending injury, it puts the Packers' secondary in a bit of bind without one of its key contributors. The team already placed rookie Kevin King on injured reserve last week and didn't have Demetri Goodson on the field against the Cleveland Browns due to a hamstring injury.
Green Bay will likely have to utilize their three safeties in Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Josh Jones more heavily on the road against the Carolina Panthers in Week 15. House suffered the injury against Cleveland early in the fourth quarter after he slipped in coverage and was accidentally kicked in the back by wide receiver Josh Gordon.
The 28-year-0ld re-signed with the Packers this past offseason for his second stint with the organization after a two-year departure to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Packers have struggled this season against the pass, ranking 25th in the league while giving up 7.8 yards per pass attempt, which is fourth highest in the NFL.