Packers LB Thompson injures neck during practice, goes to hospital

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers outside linebacker Jeremy Thompson has been hospitalized for testing after suffering a neck injury during practice Friday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thompson remained conscious after the neck stinger. Thompson, a second-year pro who's primarily used on special teams, missed the Packers' first two preseason games because of a shoulder stinger earlier this year.

McCarthy said the injury happened near the end of Friday's practice. McCarthy stayed with Thompson while he was being loaded into an ambulance.

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