Off a thrilling 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the #Green Bay Packers own a 4-1 record and a one-game lead over both the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. But #Mike Mccarthy’s club did suffer through its share of injuries in a game in which they played without starters such as left tackle David Bakhtiari and running back Ty Montgomery. In the victory, rookie cornerback Kevin King suffered a concussion in the contest. So will the 2017 second-round pick from the University of Washington be available this Sunday?

Solid rookie season to date

King has been a terrific addition to the Green Bay Packers’ secondary this season.

And this was a team looking for a cornerback in the worst way this offseason. General manager Ted Thompson brought back veteran Davon House (cut loose by the Jacksonville Jaguars) and grabbed King. He’s played in all five games this season and made three starts. The young defender has totaled 13 tackles (10 solos) and knocked down a pass. He’s a promising prospect who’s already made a positive impression on Dom Capers’ defensive unit.

Key matchup on Sunday

If King is able to go, he could be the key to one of the bigger matchups of this contest. Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the league’s better pass-catchers. A fifth-round selection from the University of Maryland in 2015, he led the Purple Gang with 52 catches and 720 receiving yards as a rookie while his four touchdown grabs were second in the club.

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A year ago, he played in only 13 games for the second consecutive year. His 84 receptions led the Vikings while his 903 receiving yards were second on the club behind Adam Thielen (967). The latter leads Minnesota in receptions this season (29) with Diggs second at 23 grabs. Those catches have been good for a club-best 395 yards. And Diggs has hauled in four of the Vikings’ seven scores through the air courtesy of quarterbacks Case Keenum and Sam Bradford. The Green Bay Packers’ secondary could certainly have its hands full.

But there is a big "but" — Diggs suffered a groin injury in Monday night’s 20-17 road win over the Chicago Bears. Via Scout.com, he did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. But don’t rule him out this weekend.

“It’s a short week,” said the third-year wide receiver. "But every team has its little short-week problems. It’s a quick turnaround…You’ve got to approach it a little more aggressively on how you take care of your body with a limited amount of time.”

All told, King vs. Diggs would make for a tremendous 60-minute duel. #Kevin King