Greg Jennings wants to get right before he comes back. And having missed the last three games with a persistent groin injury, he’s looking for answers.
According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, the Packers wide receiver left town to visit a specialist for another opinion on the injury, even as several teammates indicated he was close to a return.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said if Jennings was going to play this week, they’d try to test him Thursday before getting a good day of practice in Friday.
“The plan with Greg just from Day 1 was to try to get as far into the week because with his type of injury, the fatigue, going through the testing and him maxing it out,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “The fatigue part of it we felt sending him out for a bunch of practice was probably not in his best interest for the week he comes back.”
The Packers have two more games before their bye week.
Jennings has just 12 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown this season, and hasn’t played since Sept. 30.
Jennings might want to come back to help create a market for himself, because the Packers have found a new threat in Randall Cobb, who has 15 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns the past two games. Jordy Nelson has also remained productive, as the Packers offense has hit its stride.
“I think we’ve found a rhythm as an offense,” Nelson said. “I don’t think it really is necessarily with or without [Jennings] because when he was playing we were struggling. [At] Seattle, we struggled. So I think as an offense we’re getting into a little bit of a rhythm. There’s still much we can do, still areas we can improve.”
Getting the guy who used to be considered their best receiver would likely help, although they’re getting along fairly well without him.