Injury update

Despite being plagued by head trauma-induced migraine headaches, and despite another injury scare in practice Friday, receiver Terry Glenn wants to be on the field Monday night when the Packers take on the Bears in Champaign, Ill.

"He had an excellent week of practice," Packers coach Mike Sherman said.

At Friday's practice, Glenn jumped to catch a pass from Brett Favre and then hit his helmet on the turf when he fell after the catch. Immediately after the play, coach Sherman covered his face with his arm, not wanting to see the aftermath. When he opened his eyes, Sherman saw Glenn bouncing up ready for the next play.

"I was a little bit concerned but he seems to have bounced back from it," Sherman said. "We're on course right now."

Glenn practiced Saturday without incident.

"The fact that he's out there practicing and has not demonstrated to me or anyone else that's he's suffering from severe migraines he had last week shows he made a lot of progress," Sherman said.

Glenn has been taking several anti-migraine medications since visiting a New York neurologist earlier in the week. That's when the diagnosis was made, confirming the Packer medical staff's original call.

Also returning to action after missing action either in games or practice, will be receiver tight end Bubba Franks, fullback William Henderson and safety Darren Sharper. The only players on the injury list out this week are defensive end Vonnie Holliday and safety Antuan Edwards (broken arm). Holliday is recovering from a torn pectoral muscle, but it has been determined that he will not require surgery.

Franks (knee) and fullback Henderson (knee) practiced this week and are expected to start.

"William practiced significantly this week," coach Mike Sherman said. "I plan on using him, as long as he recovers from this practice. It's remarkable how far he has come."

Franks, who hyperextend his knee last week against Carolina, practiced for the first time Saturday, but the lack of practice doesn't concern Sherman too much.

"If you go back since Bubba's been here, and the amount of practices he's missed in his career; the practices he's missed this week are probably his first," coach Mike Sherman said. "He has more reps than any player, other than Favre. He could've practiced Friday, but I thought the extra day would help him."

Sharper is still nursing a sprained ankle, which held him out of practice Saturday.

"By holding him back it gives him two-and-a-half days before the game, giving him more time to heal that up," Sherman said.

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