TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08: Running back Carnell Williams #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tackled by linebacker Aaron Kampman #74 of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Reports surfaced Monday that Packers' outside linebacker Aaron Kampman played most of Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay with a concussion; Kampman said that he suffered the concussion on the fourth play of the game, but played through it. In the aftermath of the loss, his status for Sunday's game against Dallas was thrown into question.
On Wednesday, the news didn't get any better for the Packers.
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News has reported that Kampman, who missed practice today, will sit out again on Thursday. Concussions are an increasingly sensitive injury within NFL organizations, which might explain the caution with which Green Bay is handling the injury to Kampman.
"It'll probably go right up to game-time,'' McCarthy said. "He's probably a little further off than we initially thought.''
Kampman, a two-time Pro Bowler at defensive end, was moved, somewhat controversially, to outside linebacker before the season, as the Packers installed a 3-4 set under defensive coordinator Dom Capers. He has 2.5 sacks thus far in 2009.