Injury update: DE practices with ‘club'

With the Packers season hanging in the balance this weekend, every player who can bear the pain will try to play. That includes Chukie Nwokorie, who is trying to get himself ready. Todd Korth offers an update on Chukie's progress...

Packers defensive end Chukie Nwokorie practiced Wednesday with a cast over his broken right wrist and may play this Sunday when Green Bay takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

Nwokorie suffered the injury in the team's regular season finale against the Denver Broncos and did not play Sunday in Green Bay's Wild Card victory over Seattle. He is listed as questionable on the first injury report.

"It's all a matter of can I handle the pain, can I bear the pain?" said Nwokorie, who wore a cast that completely covered his right hand and wrist. "I don't care who you are, it's tough. It's tough, and I'm trying to fight through it."

Nwokorie said he probably will need surgery on the wrist this off-season.

Nose tackle Gilbert Brown, who also sat out of the Wild Card game, may return to action against the Eagles. Brown has been slowed by a knee injury for the past couple of weeks. Grady Jackson started in Brown's place against the Seahawks, though, Brown told coach and GM Mike Sherman that he could have played.

"I told him (before the game) what I was thinking about doing, based upon the availability of defensive ends in this game," Sherman said. "He said, 'Coach, just do what you have to do to win the football game.'

"It just tells you the unselfish nature of Gilbert Brown."

Brown rested Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday's game. Jackson also was excused from practice.

Linebacker Marcus Wilkins is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game with a strained calf.

Starting cornerback Mike McKenzie rested his sprained right big toe and did not practice on Wednesday.

Wide receiver Javon Walker did not participate in drills after receiving treatment on a sore shoulder. Walker was shaken up upon making a 44-yard catch in the second quarter Sunday and briefly left the game.

He is probable for the upcoming game and is expected to practice today.

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