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Pack unclear on Clifton's return from ankle sprain

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says it's too early to tell when veteran left tackle Chad Clifton will return from an ankle sprain.

For now, the Packers are preparing for Sunday's game in St. Louis as if Daryn Colledge will replace him.

Clifton was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. Colledge shifted over from left guard and struggled. McCarthy says he is confident Colledge will play better if given a week to prepare.

Also, safety Nick Collins has a clavicle sprain and safety Aaron Rouse a neck stinger. Their injuries will be re-examined later this week.

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