Packers get good news on cornerback Sam Shields' shoulder

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields avoided a serious shoulder injury, according to a league source.

Although Shields could not finish Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos after leaving in the first quarter, tests performed on Monday showed that there was no major damage. The source put Shields in the day-to-day category, meaning it’s possible he could return for this Sunday’s game at the Carolina Panthers.

The Packers lost Shields, their best corner, on the Broncos’ first touchdown drive. Rookie Damarious Randall replaced Shields, and although the first-round pick nabbed his first career interception, he struggled in coverage just like the rest of the Packers secondary. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 340 yards.

Randall and Casey Hayward were responsible for most of the damage done by Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas (eight catches for 168 yards).

The Packers also lost rookie cornerback Quinten Rollins to a shoulder injury on a special-teams play during Sunday’s 29-10 loss. There was no immediate indication about the severity of his injury.

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