Packers' LB Diggs has damaged knee, will miss two weeks
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Na'il Diggs has a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will miss at least two weeks.
The former Ohio State standout left practice Monday on a cart after a pileup during 11-on-11 team drills. An MRI exam Tuesday confirmed the slight tear.
"There's still concern, because he's not back out here," coach Mike Sherman said Tuesday. "At the same time, it's not a surgical issue, which certainly is an advantage for us and for him. I'm grateful for that."
General manager Ted Thompson was somewhat relieved by the diagnosis.
"I don't think it's serious," Thompson said. "The good news is it's not a worst case scenario."
With Diggs out and potential replacement Raynoch Thompson missing both practices to rest a swollen knee, the Packers' No. 1 linebacker unit consisted of Hannibal Navies on the weak side, Nick Barnett in the middle and Paris Lenon on the strong side.
The Packers are already without injured rookie linebackers Brady Poppinga (hamstring) and Kurt Campbell (knee).