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Wilson eyes return after injury scare

Dec. 14, 2012
 

When the knee injury first occurred, C.J. Wilson feared his season might be over.

However, the third-year defensive end has seen progress in the weeks that have followed since suffering the injury on the first play of the Packers’ 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on Nov. 25.

The injury, which Wilson likened to a knee bruise, hasn’t healed as quickly as he would’ve liked, but he’s hopeful for a return — possibly as soon as next week depending on how his knee tests in the coming days.

Without Wilson or Mike Neal (shoulder), the Packers were forced to go with only four active defensive lineman last Sunday against the Lions, prompting them to promote first-year Jordan Miller from the practice squad on Tuesday for some added depth.

“When it first happened, they didn’t think I was going to play for the rest of the season, but now I feel great,” Wilson said. “The trainers have been doing a great job. I give all the credit to God and the trainers. It’s a day-to-day process, but I’m looking forward to getting back ASAP.”

Wilson, who’ll miss his third straight game, has 32 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 10 games this season and has been a cog in the Packers’ run defense.

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