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    Walker injures knee, will undergo MRI on Monday

    DETROIT -- Packers receiver Javon Walker's season hangs in the balance after he injured his right knee in the third quarter against Detroit on Sunday.

    "It was his ACL," Packers coach Mike Sherman said after the Lions won 17-3.

    Sherman said the team will not know how serious the injury is until Walker has an MRI on Monday, although the Green Bay Post-Gazette is reporting that Walker is expected to miss the rest of the season.

    Walker was hurt when he caught a 55-yard pass -- negated by a pass-interference call against him -- and was tackled by safety Terrence Holt.

    As Walker lay on the turf, he grabbed his right knee. After trainers attended to him for a few minutes, he gingerly walked toward the bench. He was later taken to the locker room on a cart, once shaking his head from side to side. He did not return to the game.

    Walker, Green Bay's top receiver, had four receptions for 27 yards against Detroit. He extended his streak with a catch to 38 games, including playoffs.

    After threatening to hold out of training camp for a new contract, Walker reported. He said the best way to prove his worth wasn't to withhold his services, but to put his talents back on display.

    He's due $515,000 this season, the fourth of a five-year deal he signed in 2002 for $7.485 million. The Packers refused his agent's overtures for a hefty pay raise or to shop him around.

    Walker was Green Bay's MVP last season and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. In his third season, he led the team with 89 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdown receptions, all career highs.

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    It is going to be a long year for a Packer fan like me. Lose to the Lions and lose their best receiver.

    I guess that's why I gamble, because every game matters.

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    Big Packer fan here and #11,648 on the season ticket waiting list. You can stick a fork in The Pack without Walker. If Javon is done for the season, Favre may wish he had retired if he's not already. They'll be lucky to finish 8-8 without Walker. Believe it or not, the Lions may win the division because the Viqueens are horribly overrated again. The fact is, the Vikings didn't get rid of their two biggest problems:

    1. Mike Tice-with the exception of Mike Martz, Tice is the NFL's worst coach.
    2. Dante Culpepper-the media thinks he's a god, but he makes too many mistakes.

    And to think that some people thought they would be better without the best WR in the league!

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