"I'm certainly not ruling out anything," Orton said Wednesday. "I don't know exactly what the timetable's going to be, but I just feel if I keep on making improvement, I certainly can't rule out this week."
Several reports said Orton could miss up to a month with a high ankle sprain after he left Sunday's 27-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on a cart in the closing minute of the first half, but tests showed no fractures or tears. And he's seeing improvement each day.
"It's been a good couple days," said Orton, wearing a protective sleeve on his foot.
The odds of Orton playing against Tennessee -- or at Green Bay the following week -- did not look good when he left the field during the Detroit game.
Until then, Orton was enjoying a breakout season after beating Grossman for the starting job in the preseason. He has 1,777 yards while completing 151 of 244 passes, and has 10 touchdowns and four interceptions -- none in the past four games.
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