Injury update: Green ready for big day

President Bush told the Iraqi insurgents to bring it on. John Kerry told Bush to bring it on. Confronted with another heavy workload, Packers running back Ahman Green says bring it on.

Green ran the ball a career-high 33 times and added two receptions Monday night against Carolina, and needed a postgame IV and an extra day off to recover. With top backup Najeh Davenport likely out for Sunday's Bears game after pulling his right hamstring Monday, Green may be forced to carry the load for a second straight week.

"I'm ready for whatever," the even-keel Green said. "More, less, more catches, picking up more blitzes, whatever I have to do. I expect the unexpected so I try not to get caught off guard."

Davenport is listed as questionable (50 percent chance he will play) on the team's latest injury report. If he doesn't play, rookie Ahmad Carroll likely will replace Davenport on kickoff returns and pair with Robert Ferguson.

Green Bay added center Mike Flanagan to the injured list on Friday due to soreness in the left knee — the same knee that kept him out for most of training camp. Flanagan is listed as probable (75 percent chance he will play).

Also probable are starting linebacker Hannibal Navies (shoulder), backup tight end David Martin (quadriceps) and valuable reserve tackle Kevin Barry (ankle). All three practiced Friday for the first time this week.

Linebacker Torrance Marshall, with a hamstring injury that has plagued him since training camp, is questionable. He has not practiced all week but did run Friday. Defensive tackle Kenny Peterson (ankle) didn't practice, either, and almost certainly won't play.


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