Packers rule out LB Thompson after neck-injury scare

Packers LB Jeremy Thompson will not play Monday night against the Ravens because of a neck sprain that caused him to be hospitalized overnight.

Thompson, a second-year pro who had played more with Aaron Kampman out, collided with RB Kregg Lumpkin during practice Friday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thompson was conscious after the collision, and the team later issued a statement that the linebacker hadn’t been paralyzed at any time.

Kampman will miss his second consecutive game because of a knee injury. Rookie OL T.J. Lang is listed as questionable after he missed the last two practices with a concussion.

Ravens safety Ed Reed (ankle/hip) returned to practice Saturday, albeit in limited fashion, and is listed as questionable. Reed hasn’t missed a game this season.

The Ravens most likely will be without TE L.J. Smith (ankle) and LB Terrell Suggs (knee), who already have missed time this season and are listed as doubtful.

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)