Packers Injury Update


Javon Walker was back on the practice field Monday morning, despite having left Saturday night's game with a sprained left ankle. Walker indicated after the Eagles game that he could have played on had the situation called for it, but was removed from the game only as a precaution.

True to his word, Walker displayed no ill effects of the injury as he went through the morning practice. If anything, Walker's reps were up Monday, as Terry Glenn (knee) remained sidelined and Robert Ferguson started practice, but was removed because of his sore groin.

Glenn, who twisted his knee in a practice last Wednesday (Aug. 7) and was expected to perhaps be available for the Eagles contest, now may have to miss this weekend's game at Arizona as well.

Said GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman of Glenn, "During the game (in Philadelphia), he's on the sideline watching the game, and I found out afterwards, he just seemed to digress during the game, get sore and so forth. Flying in the plane this weekend probably didn't help a whole lot."

It has been reported that Glenn may have to miss the entire preseason schedule, but Sherman felt the wide receiver would be back on the field sooner than that.

"I didn't anticipate it to take this long," he said. "Initially, it was one-half of an MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain, and that's usually five days (rehabilitation) . . . Now it's about a week to 10 days."

Also uncertain is the return date for Ferguson, who has been battling an injured groin throughout training camp and limped off the field during the second half Saturday.

Ferguson attempted to practice Monday morning, but looked gimpy and was removed.

"We have a fair amount of groin (injuries)," Sherman said. "Two years ago it was (hamstring injuries). We've addressed the hamstring and now it seems to be the groin . . .

"(Ferguson) has a groin that he's been nursing. The doctors actually wanted to hold him out today, but he wanted to give it a shot. I just think we're going to have to sit back and rest him to get him back in time."

As for cornerback Marques Anderson and linebacker Anthony Sessions, both of whom left Saturday's game with injuries, neither participated in practice Monday.

Anderson, who experienced tightness in his hamstring, is day-to-day, while Sessions is expected to sit out most of the week with a bad left shoulder.

On the positive side, second-year cornerback Bhawoh Jue, who made his first training camp appearance last Thursday after battling a groin injury, was back in practice Monday after sitting out the Eagles game as a precaution.

Other injury updates -

Najeh Davenport is set to undergo an X-ray Wednesday to see if there has been any progress in his injured foot. Coach Sherman indicated that Davenport is feeling healthy.

Mike Flanagan will receive an X-ray Wednesday to examine the progress of his right thumb, which he broke during practice, August 2.

Earl Dotson (knee) and Antuan Edwards (groin) could return to practice as soon as Tuesday. Tyrone Williams (groin) is expected to return to practice sometime this week.

Scott Frost (shoulder) is expected to miss at least a month.

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