Diggs may practice Wednesday

Other than the injury to Robert Ferguson, the Packers emerged from Sunday's loss in relatively good health.

Packers coach Mike Sherman was hopeful linebacker Na'il Diggs would be able to practice Wednesday. Diggs has missed the last two games with a bruised kidney and subsequent sore back suffered Dec. 5 at Philadelphia.

Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila suffered a neck stinger while sacking Byron Leftwich on the play in which safety Darren Sharper alertly snatched away a loose ball and scored a touchdown. He underwent an MRI on Monday, the results of which were not disclosed.

Defensive tackles Grady Jackson and James Lee are hobbled by the knee injuries that sidelined them earlier in the season. Jackson will not practice this week, and Lee was given Sunday off.

"Lee's been playing on one-and a-half legs," Sherman explained. "His knee has been worn down. And I just felt like watching him in practice last week, he was just struggling and that's why he didn't play in the game.

"Both came back from their injury quicker than expected, maybe in hindsight, too quick," Sherman added.

On offense, quarterback Brett Favre, who fell awkwardly on his left thumb during the first half Sunday, "appeared to be OK."

Pro Bowl guard Marco Rivera likely will miss Tuesday's practice due to back spasms.

Backup offensive tackle Kevin Barry, who serves as an extra blocker, is continuing to rehab a strained thigh. Sherman said Barry will be tested Tuesday in hopes he can play Friday at Minnesota.

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