Packers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that wide receiver Greg Jennings aggravated his groin injury in last Sunday’s win over the Saints and suggested that Jennings might be shut down for a week so that he could fully heal before returning to the field.
Jennings spoke to the media on Wednesday and said he was “extremely frustrated” about an injury he’s trying to keep from overwhelming him. He offered no concrete idea about when he might be back in the lineup, saying that he hoped to get back on the field this Sunday while sounding resigned to the fact that it might wind up taking more time than that. Jennings was also asked about the bad timing of the injury in regard to his impending free agency at the end of the 2012 season.
“Honestly, I’m not even focused on that,” Jennings said, via Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I really need to get back on the football field and be 100 percent. The contract, that’s going to take care of itself. It’s going to be what it’s going to be. I can’t predict the future. I couldn’t predict this. It is what it is. If I can get back out there and be 100 percent, my performance will speak for itself. I’m not concerned about that, not at all. I’m not concerned about the contract. You guys maybe, possibly, are thinking about it more than I am, honestly.”
Even if he misses the next two games, Jennings will have plenty of time to show his stuff to prospective suitors this season and a healthy performance is going to make a much better case for signing him than anything he can do with a bad groin.