|11-16-2012, 03:23 PM||#1|
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Packers CB Sam Shields Unlikely To Play Vs. Detroit
Initially, the injuries Sam Shields suffered against Houston on Oct. 14 were to his shin and knee but it soon became clear that the worst damage was to the Green Bay Packers cornerback's ankle.
Shields said it was fair to characterize the injury as a high ankle sprain, which in most cases takes much longer to heal than a traditional sprain on the outside of the ankle and explains why he has missed three games and probably will miss a fourth this week.
"I knew by the pain," Shields said Thursday. "I couldn't walk or nothing. I knew something was bad. But right now, it's getting much better. I'm out there running and each day it's getting better."
Shields did his first bit of full-speed running Thursday, serving as a wide receiver on the scout team.
It doesn't appear that Shields will play this week against the Lions given his lack of practice time, but he has not been ruled out. Based on how he feels Friday, he may be allowed to play on defense in practice.
"That's what he needs," coach Mike McCarthy said. "He needs to get out there and put that foot in the ground. I definitely felt starting Monday to today he looked much better. We'll see how he feels in the morning. This is the most work Sam had today of the week."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Constitution
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