Donald Driver hurts knee, returns

Updated: October 2, 2011, 9:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver returned to Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos after leaving with a left knee injury in the first half.

Driver collided with Broncos safety Brian Dawkins on a touchdown scramble by Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter. Driver was down for several minutes, then left the field with assistance from his teammates. Driver later was taken on a cart to the locker room.

Driver jogged out of the tunnel before the start of the third quarter and caught a touchdown from Rodgers in the fourth quarter.

"I just wanted to play," Driver said. "I felt like if it wasn't something that was broken, I feel like I could still play. Doc decided he wanted to sit me down, but he knows I'm hard-headed. I told him that I was going to play, and he gave me the OK."

The Packers won 49-23.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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