Training camp injury update

Morency out for a while; Barbre injures hamstring; Pickett, Jolly still sidelined, Driver nears return

While wide receiver Donald Driver and defensive tackles Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly prepare to return, others, like running back Vernand Morency, have been unable to practice because of injuries thus far in the Packers training camp.

Pickett passed the conditioning test Monday that he failed last Friday, though, he may not return to practice until Thursday, said Coach Mike McCarthy. Pickett failed the running portion of the test, which requires a player to run 106 yards in less than 20 seconds eight times. Jolly also did not pass that portion of the test, but could return to practice this week.

Driver said he passed the resistance test by team doctors for his ailing right shoulder on Sunday night.

"Y'all see me out there at 8:45 (a.m.)," Driver told reporters on Monday, smiling, "y'all know I'm ready to go."

Morency missed practice for the second straight day because of his injured left knee. Morency injured his knee on the opening day of training camp during a scrimmage.

" "Vernand's injury is a little more serious than we anticipated, so it may be a couple weeks for him," said McCarthy.

Offensive lineman Allen Barbre did not practice on Monday after injuring his hamstring during the first or second practice of training camp, according to McCarthy.

Defensive tackle Daniel Muir was carted off the field late in Monday's practice after re-injuring his left ankle.

Running back DeShawn Wynn practiced, but was unable to finish due to a stomach virus that has bothered him since the start of training camp.

"Anybody that's not practicing is not helping themselves. I think we all know that," McCarthy said.

"(Wynn) has an illness that he's trying to overcome, and he needs to get back as fast as he can."

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