EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Whether Minnesota Vikings receiver D'Wayne Bates plays Sunday at Green Bay probably will be a game-time decision, coach Mike Tice said Wednesday.
Bates, who has a sprained ligament (medial collateral) in his left knee, was still listed as questionable on the injury report.
The good news is that MRI tests on Bates, fellow receiver Kelly Campbell (foot), linebacker Jim Nelson (knee) and running back Moe Williams (foot) all came back negative.
Campbell should be able to play against Green Bay and possibly start if Bates can't. Receiver Chris Walsh was listed as probable with an injured leg. That leaves Randy Moss and return man Nick Davis as the only wideouts on the active roster who aren't on the injury report.
Williams is listed as doubtful, meaning Michael Bennett could play the whole game against the Packers. Tice said Bennett, who was hobbled by a sprained ankle last week, would be able to stay in as long as he wants.
The Vikings also expect to see receiver Cedric James back in action.
In other injuries, Tice said offensive tackle Chris Liwienski woke up Wednesday with a sore lower back.
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