Receivers continue to get dinged up

As much as the Green Bay Packers are trying to protect their key players this preseason, they continue to get injured, especially at wide receiver. Playing without Terry Glenn, the Packers lost rookie Javon Walker and second-year pro Robert Ferguson Saturday night in Green Bay's exhibiton opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.<p>

Walker suffered a sprained ankle in the first half, and Ferguson left the game in the third quarter when he re-aggravated a groin injury. Glenn did not suit up after spraining his left knee in practice on Wednesday.

That left the Packers with Donald Driver, who started opposite Ferguson, Charles Lee, Karsten Bailey, Chris Jackson, Brian Haugabrook and Javon Green. Driver did not play in the second half.

Charles Lee led Green Bay's receivers with three catches for 30 yards. Walker had two catches for 17 yards and Ferguson has one catch for eight years. Lee has been bothered by a sore groin early in camp, but he has been playing through it.

Glenn is expected to return to the practice field this week. He suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament Wednesday in practice, but Sherman says that the injury is not very serious.

"We have a number of injuries and they're aggravating injuries like strains and sprains, things of that nature," said Sherman.


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