Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings missed practice again on Tuesday because of the groin injury that has clouded his status for Thursday night’s game against the Bears.
After practice, coach Mike McCarthy sounded some hopeful notes about Jennings’ progress toward being healthy enough to play but they came with the caveat that what he’s able to do on Wednesday will determine what he’s going to do against Chicago.
“His workout and his rehab went pretty good. Tomorrow will be the big day,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We’re dealing with the groin, how he responds to it will be an endurance issue.”
Jennings had five catches in the Packers’ opening loss to the 49ers before leaving late with the injury. Based on the reports provided by McCarthy, the biggest stumbling block for Jennings is the schedule because it sounds like he’d have a much better chance to be well enough to get on the field if the game were scheduled for Sunday.
If he isn’t able to play, James Jones would likely step up into his starting role opposite Jordy Nelson with Randall Cobb likely seeing a bit more of the field in his multi-faceted role in Green Bay’s offense.