Injury update

The news went from bad to worse, now it's slowing getting better for the Green Bay Packers as they head into their Monday Night Football showdown with the Chicago Bears in Champaign, Ill.<p>

Returning to action after missing action either in games or practice, will be receiver Terry Glenn, tight end Bubba Franks, fullback William Henderson and safety Darren Sharper. The only players on the injury list out this week are defensive end Vonnie Holliday and safety Antuan Edwards (broken arm). Holliday is recovering from a torn pectoral muscle, but it has been determined that he will not require surgery.

Glenn has been cleared to play after beginning anti-migraine medication. His severe headaches were diagnosed by the Packers and by a New York neurologist with post-head trauma migraines.

Franks (knee) and fullback Henderson (knee) practiced this week and are expected to start.

Henderson missed last week's game after suffering a knee sprain Sept. 22 vs. Detroit. The injury snapped his consecutive-game streak at 114, dating back to the opening game of his rookie season in 1995.

"William practiced significatnly this week," coach Mike Sherman said. "I plan on using him, as long as he recoveres from this practice. It's remarkable how far he has come."

Franks, who hyperextended his knee last week against Carolina, practiced for the first time Saturday, but the lack of practice doesn't concern Sherman too much.

"If you go back since Bubba's been here, and the amount of practices he's missed in his career; the practices he's missed this week are probably his first," coach Mike Sherman said. "He has more reps than any player, other than Favre. He could've practiced Friday, but I thought the extra day would help him."

Sharper is still nursing a sprained ankle, which held him out of practice Saturday.

"By holding him back it gives him two-and-a-half days before the game, giving him more time to heal that up," Sherman said.

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