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Shields Upgraded to Probable for Packers’ Game vs. Detroit

Sam Shields and Mike Neal were upgraded to probable while Ty Montgomery was downgraded to doubtful.

The Green Bay Packers upgraded cornerback Sam Shields and outside linebacker to Mike Neal to probable for Sunday’s game against Detroit.

Shields sustained a shoulder injury on the second series of the game two weeks ago at Denver and sat out last week’s loss to Carolina. His presence would be an obvious asset against Calvin Johnson considering his success last season against one of the best receivers in NFL history.

Neal didn’t practice on Wednesday and Thursday but had no doubt that he’d be playing in his 41st consecutive game.

“You know I’m playing on Sunday,” he said on Friday.

Rookie receiver and kickoff returner Ty Montgomery, on the other hand, was downgraded to doubtful and likely will miss a third consecutive game with an injured ankle. He was listed as questionable on Friday but didn’t sound optimistic, saying he “definitely” was not 100 percent healthy.

“I’ve never had an ankle injury before,” he said. “To be honest, when I first injured it, I thought I broke my leg.”

Here's the full injury report:

Packers injury report
Player (injury): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Status.
RT Bryan Bulaga (knee): DNP, Limited, Limited. Probable.
S Morgan Burnett (ankle): Full, Full, Full. Probable.
CB Casey Hayward (concussion): DNP, Limited, Full. Probable.
DB Micah Hyde (quad): Full, Full, Full. Probable.
WR James Jones (quad): Not listed, Limited, Limited. Probable.
RB Eddie Lacy (groin): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
RG T.J. Lang (back): Limited, Limited, Full. Probable.
LB Clay Matthews (ankle/knee): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.
WR Ty Montgomery (ankle): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable. DOWNGRADE to Doubtful.
OLB Mike Neal (hip): DNP, DNP, Limited. Questionable. UPGRADE to Probable
OLB Nick Perry (shoulder/hand): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.
CB Damarious Randall (illness): DNP, Full, Full. Probable.
CB Quinten Rollins (neck): Full, Full, Full. Probable.
CB Sam Shields (shoulder): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable. UPGRADE to Probable.
G Josh Sitton (back): Limited, Limited, Limited. Probable.
Note: The Packers' Friday designation is an estimation.

Lions injury report
Player (injury): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Status.
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder): Full, Full, Full, Probable.
WR Calvin Johnson (ankle): Limited, Limited, DNP. Questionable.
LB Travis Lewis (groin): Limited, Full, Probable.
CB Rashean Mathis (concussion): DNP, DNP, DNP, Out.
S Isa Abdul-Quddus (foot): Not listed, Not listed, DNP. Questionable
CB Darius Slay (head): Full, Full, Probable.
CB Josh Wilson (neck): Full, Full, Probable.

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