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RB Green, other injured Packers close to returning Sunday

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Green Bay running back Alex Green "definitely" will return for Sunday's game against Minnesota in Minneapolis, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Green missed last Sunday's 55-7 rout of the Tennessee Tians because of a concussion. He has rushed for 464 yards on 135 carries this season.

"Alex Green, I was surprised that he wasn't available for Tennessee just based on the way that process, the result of the process, so he'll definitely be available," McCarthy said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

McCarthy also is hoping that safety Charles Woodson (collarbone), receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), tight end Tom Crabtree (hamstring) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (hamstring) will be available Sunday.

"I know Jordy, talking with him, he feels like he's very close. Charles, he's waiting on information from the medical staff. He's very close," McCarthy said.

The Packers (11-5) could secure the NFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a win over the Vikings.
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