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Driver Expected To Play Against Atlanta

Veteran wide receiver Donald Driver gave fans a scare when he was seen hobbling off the field late in yesterday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, which head coach Mike McCarthy later described as a knee bruise in his post-game press conference.

McCarthy then helped assauge any fears during his Monday's press conference saying that Driver shouldn't miss any practice time going forward, or game time for that matter.

According to the official Twitter account of the Green Bay Packers:

Driver's bruised knee won't stop him from practicing or playing in Atlanta, McCarthy said.

The concern level with Driver was heightened yesterday because of his injury history this season with a quadriceps strain that forced him to be inactive for one game this season and limited him in two other games in which he was held to zero receptions.

His streak of 133 consecutive games with at least one reception was broken in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings, due in part to injury.

Prior to sustaining his bruise yesterday, Driver led the team in receptions and receiving yards with five for 56 yards.

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davyjones's picture

Not just for the brilliant 3rd down receiving, but for his huddle presence, leadership, and that multi-million dollar smile, we need him on the field. DD has to be one of my all time favorite GBP's.
I am very glad for him he isn't seriously injured.

God, he is fun to watch.

asshalo's picture

He really had some clutch catches after that one drop and the fact is you just can't trust Jones as much as you can Driver. Just because he's not as productive terms of yards doesn't mean he's not vital to playoff success.

redlights's picture

Prior to the injuries this season, was he a step slower? Will his veteran craftiness compensate if it has? Would he hang on another year if he's over the hill, or would he (gasp!!) retire in the offseason to avoid the (possible) embarassment?

Since I think Jones will be gone to FA, can Nelson and Swain make it as 3/4?

Not that I'm particularly worried, I bet TT could get a decent receiver in the draft and plug in as at least #5.

PackersRS's picture

Lady luck is getting on board! There'll be only good news from now on. Positive thinking. Positive thinking.

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