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Packers' Kampman a 'game-time' decision

11/12/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

IRVING, Texas -- We had a chance to visit with Packers coach Mike McCarthy via conference call Wednesday and he seemed concerned about linebacker Aaron Kampman's concussion.

"It'll probably go right up to game time,'' McCarthy said of the decision on Kampman. "He's probably a little further off than we initially thought."

Kampman took a blow to the head on the fourth play of the game against Tampa Bay but he returned to play in the fourth quarter. On Wednesday, Kampman attempted to absolve his team of any responsibility for letting him play with a concussion. He made it clear that the team did not know about his condition.

"They didn't know what was going on," Kampman said Wednesday. "They need to be completely absolved. And I didn't really know what was going on. Sometimes you just play. You keep playing. And you don't really know what's going on. But it got to a point where I was having some symptoms where I knew I was probably going to jeopardize the team, so I knew to come out."

We're starting to learn a lot more about the long-term consequences of repeated concussions, so Kampman's situation certainly doesn't sound good. If I had to guess, I don't think Kampman will play against the Cowboys on Sunday. We'll keep you updated on this story throughout the weekend.

For those of you who've asked, I'll be in San Diego for Chargers-Eagles this weekend.