Injury Update

Packers' coach Mike Sherman said he expects linebacker Na'il Diggs to start against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday despite an MCL sprain, and the linebacker himself is convinced he'll be in the starting lineup.<P>

Diggs suffered the injury late in the Packers' 31-6 win over the Lions Sunday at Lambeau Field. He'll undergo a precautionary MRI today, Sherman said.

Diggs, a fourth-year pro, hasn't missed a game since the Packers selected him in the fourth round of the 2000 draft out of Ohio State.

The news isn't as good on tight end Wesley Walls. Coach Mike Sherman said it is too soon to tell if Walls will play Sunday. The veteran TE aggravated his hamstring injury in the Detroit contest, putting a damper on a strong performance that included no catches but big blocking contributions, Sherman said.

The coach said that Walls may have to sit out a game to bring the hamstring back to 100 percent.

Last week's big surprise - receiver Robert Ferguson - continues to see improvement in his sprained right ankle, but aggravated his sprained right MCL during his standout performance vs. the Lions.

Ferguson suffered the injury after a catch vs. Minnesota in the opener, and was thought to be lost for at least one game. In fact, his availability was in doubt up to a half-hour before kickoff. Instead, Ferguson turned in the best performance of his career in the team's win over Detroit.

Coach Sherman said Ferguson's knee definitely suffered a setback, but the receiver said he plans to practice and play this weekend.

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