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.

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