GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers expect to begin their final push for the playoffs without standout defensive end Cullen Jenkins.
Jenkins strained his calf in the Packers' home victory over the San Francisco 49ers, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he is not likely to be ready for Sunday's game at Detroit.
McCarthy said the injury isn't as bad as the team's medical staff originally feared, but he still may be out a couple of weeks. Jenkins has three sacks in the Packers' last two games.
The Packers are 8-4 after Sunday's win, trailing the 9-3 Chicago Bears in the NFC North. If the playoffs began today, Green Bay would be out of the picture.
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