GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers backup offensive lineman Tony Palmer could be sidelined for the rest of the season after sustaining a small-bone fracture in his neck during Sunday's road victory over the New York Giants.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that Palmer never had any problems with movement in his extremities after he was injured on a kick return.
The injury originally was diagnosed as a neck stinger, a relatively common football injury.
But, Palmer was sent to the hospital and held overnight after the fracture was discovered.
Palmer was on his way back to Green Bay this morning.
McCarthy said the player was in "very good spirits," but could face the possibility of missing the rest of the season.