If Driver gets his way, he won't be starting an unwanted streak Sunday, when the Packers play at the rival Minnesota Vikings.
"I'm hoping everything works out, and I'll be going on Sunday," Driver said.
Driver has been dogged by a thigh injury for a month, so much that he didn't play in Green Bay's last game, a 45-7 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 7. It was his first missed game because of injury since Week 2 in the 2003 season.
"It was bad enough that I couldn't play, and knowing me, I'm one of those guys that can fight through anything," Driver said. "I couldn't fight through it anymore. It was one of those things I had to let it heal on its own."
A similar quadriceps injury cost him three straight games midway through the 2001 season.
The Packers' bye last week and more time off for Driver this week — he didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday— can only help him in his bid to play against old teammate Brett Favre and the Vikings.
Other than saying the goal is for Driver to try to practice Friday, head coach Mike McCarthy didn't shed any light Thursday on the status of his veteran starter for the game.
"Donald obviously has played a ton of football for us, so I'm not as worried about the practice reps," McCarthy said. "It's really about Donald getting healthy and trying to limit the risk of this (injury) being a repeated situation."
McCarthy reiterated that Driver's condition this week is better than what it was before the Packers' win at the New York Jets on Oct. 31. Driver, though, made what was a bruised thigh worse by straining it in the first half of that game.
It was the second straight game he didn't have a catch after he had a team-record streak of 139 games (including playoffs) with at least one reception.
"I'm OK with it," Driver said. "You get to a point where you'd rather win the game than catch a ball.
"Everything must come to an end, and my streak came to an end. It was a great run. It'll probably last forever now."