Injury update: News mixed on receivers

Green Bay Packer receiver Donald Driver remained in a Green Bay hospital Monday night, while Robert Ferguson's knee and ankle ligament injuries are not as serious as first feared, according to reports.<p> Both receivers were injured on the same fourth-quarter drive in the Packers' 30-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Lambeau Field.<p>

Driver is expected to be released Tuesday, sources said. His status following his neck injury is "week-to-week" according to the team, but Driver is likely to miss next Sunday's meeting with the Detroit Lions at Lambeau.

Driver suffered a neck strain when he fell awkwardly on his right side after jumping for a high pass. He remained motionless on the field for several minutes before being transported on a stretcher. Driver did not lose consciousness, coach Mike Sherman said.

Driver was kept in Green Bay's Bellin Hospital for additional tests, which were delayed by swelling around Driver's spinal column. Also, Driver reportedly exhibited signs of concussion Monday night and was kept in the hospital for observation.

In better news, tests revealed that Ferguson's ankle and knee ligament injuries are both sprains, not the tears first reported on a local post-game broadcast. He may be able to play in next Sunday's game, according to ESPN.

Third receiver Karsten Bailey also suffered a hamstring injury in the opener. His status for Sunday's game is uncertain.

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