GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay Packers’ defensive end Mike Neal is listed as doubtful for Sunday night’s home game against Detroit.
Neal did not practice all week due to a shoulder injury suffered almost two weeks ago. He has also had other shoulder problems throughout his short NFL career.
Right tackle T.J. Lang returned to practice Friday, after hurting an ankle last Sunday against Minnesota. Lang is listed as questionable for the Lions’ game – and the same goes for linebacker Terrell Manning as he recovers from an injured shoulder. Both Lang and Manning were limited at practice Friday.
Corner Sam Shields practiced fully Friday, as he gets over a high ankle sprain. He’s listed as probable for Sunday night. Receiver Donald Driver – who missed last week’s game with a bad thumb – is also probable, along with center Jeff Saturday.
Five Packers have been ruled out – receiver Jordy Nelson, running back James Starks, and defensive players Clay Matthews, C.J. Wilson, and Charles Woodson. Nelson aggravated a hamstring injury last Sunday before the Viking game.
Coach Mike McCarthy expects Matthews and Woodson to return for the December 16th game at Chicago, which could be for the NFC North Division crown.