Packers return man Blackmon injured in loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Green Bay Packers kick returner Will Blackmon and right tackle Daryn Colledge had to be helped off the field with knee injuries in a 30-23 loss
to Minnesota on Monday night.

Blackmon was injured in the second quarter. He cut to his right and his left knee appeared to buckle as he tried to head up field. Blackmon remained on the turf for several minutes and was taken on a cart to the locker room for examination.

Coach Mike McCarthy said it was a sprained knee and Blackmon would be evaluated on Tuesday. Jordy Nelson replaced him on punt and kick returns. He returned two kicks for 52 yards.

Colledge injured his right knee when he got tangled with a Vikings defensive linemen in the third quarter. Rookie T.J. Lang replaced him, the latest injury on the banged-up offensive line.

Starting tackle Chad Clifton missed another game with a sprained right ankle. That again put Colledge at left tackle, Jason Spitz at left guard and Scott Wells at center for the Packers.

"We'll see how it is tomorrow," Colledge said. "I've never missed a start. I don't plan on making Detroit the first one."

McCarthy said running back DeShawn Wynn had a wrist injury and linebacker Desmond Bishop bruised one of his knees. Both will be evaluated on Tuesday.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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