Friday, December 18, 2009
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: Receiver Devin Hester (calf) missed practice Friday and is expected to sit out his second consecutive game Sunday at Baltimore. He is officially listed as doubtful on the injury report.
Detroit Lions: The Lions won’t have long snapper Don Muhlbach (concussion) Sunday against Arizona. Newcomer Nathan Hodel will handle those duties. Quarterback Daunte Culpepper will start in place of Matthew Stafford (shoulder). Safety Louis Delmas (ankle) is questionable but indications are that he will play.
Green Bay Packers: Dime back Brandon Underwood (hip) isn’t likely to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Josh Bell could fill in for him. Nose tackle Ryan Pickett (hamstring) is questionable. Coach Mike McCarthy said it’s likely a decision won’t be made on Pickett until Saturday at the earliest.
Minnesota Vikings: Rookie receiver Percy Harvin (migraines) returned to practice and expressed hope that he will play Sunday night at Carolina. That’s not out of the realm of possibility, but he is listed as questionable and is far from a sure bet. Receiver Sidney Rice (illness) is questionable but expected to play.