Driver Added To Injury Report

At outside linebacker, Erik Walden was limited for a second consecutive day and Frank Zombo was full-go again. That and practice updates from Thursday.

Donald Driver was added to the Green Bay Packers' injury report and listed as limited participation on Thursday because of a thigh that's bothered him since midseason.

"He's fine," coach Mike McCarthy told the pool reporter, Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter, after practice conducted in Highland Park High School's indoor facility. "He wants to practice and all that, but I'm not taking any chances with him. I'll probably hold him out tomorrow, as well."

Driver has 12 catches in the playoffs, including 11 in the first two games.

For the second consecutive day, starting outside linebacker Erik Walden was listed as limited. The injury knocked him out of the NFC title game at Chicago.

"He was very sore, which is why we limited him today," McCarthy said. "It's up the air with him right now. We'll see how he feels tomorrow. Even if he feels a lot better, he'll be limited. I'm going to hold him back and give him every chance to be ready for the game."

If he can't go, Frank Zombo will start. Zombo, who's been out since a knee sprain against Detroit on Dec. 12, has been listed as full participation both days.

Packers injury report

Limited participation: T Chad Clifton (knees), WR Donald Driver (quad), C/G Jason Spitz (calf), LB Erik Walden (ankle). Full participation: LB Frank Zombo (knee).

Steelers injury report

Did not participate: C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle). Limited participation: DE Aaron Smith (triceps).

Extra points

A scuffle broke out between Evan Dietrich-Smith and Robert Francois but they were quickly separated. McCarthy said he felt the practice was good, adding: "Frankly, we feel like we're ready to go. We've got everything in, so tomorrow will be completely review for us." ... The club will take its team photo on Friday at the high school. ... Friday will be the last practice before the game. There is no more media availability with the players; McCarthy will address reporters on Friday morning.

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