Packers injury update

Linebacker aggravates shoulder injury

As Na'il Diggs is expected to return this week, outside linebacker Robert Thomas is questionable after aggravating a shoulder injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Thomas left the game in the second half of Green Bay's 21-14 loss to the Bengals. He hurt the same shoulder that he injured a week earlier against the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Mike Sherman said today that Thomas is scheduled to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam today to better determine the extend of the injury.

Diggs is expected to play this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. He is recovering from a torn medical collateral ligament injury to his right knee sustained Oct. 3 at Carolina. He practiced on Green Bay's scout team last week and will practice with the first-string defense on Wednesday, according to Sherman.

Center Mike Flanagan, who played most of the game Sunday, less than a month after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia, may be limited in practice this week. Sherman is optimistic that the veteran will be able to start against the Steelers.

"Remarkably (Flanagan) is not as sore today as we thought he would be," Sherman said. "It is getting better, and that's a good thing."

Flanagan played for all but two series against the Bengals. He aggravated a hernia injury Oct. 3 and underwent surgery a few days later.

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