Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters this afternoon that Nick Barnett, who suffered a wrist injury during Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions but returned to the game, was seeking a second opinion on his injury and that the veteran linebacker could miss "extended time".
With another inside linebacker already ailing (Brand Chillar is dealing with a shoulder injury that McCarthy indicated will not end his season despite some speculation to that effect yesterday) the Packers will most likely turn to Desmond Bishop to fill in alongside A.J. Hawk in the base defense. Defensive coordinator said earlier in the week that he would be looking at some new personnel groups and formations to work around the bevy of injuries the Packers are working through on defense.
McCarthy was non-committal when asked who would start alongside Nick Collins at strong safety, saying Charlie Peprah, Derrick Martin and Jarrett Bush would all see time at the position this week in practice.
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