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Surgery is an option for Greg Jennings

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The Packers have been hopeful that rest would be enough to get wide receiver Greg Jennings‘ groin healthy enough to return to the field, but there may be a need for another course.

Coach Mike McCarthy revealed one possible option during an interview with Adam Schein of Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday. McCarthy said he had met with Jennings on Thursday morning and that Jennings is going through all of the options for how to proceed with an injury that hasn’t made much progress. McCarthy said that surgery was one of the options that was on the table.

It would not be a season-ending operation, which suggests that sports hernia surgery could be on the table. That fits with Jennings’ trip to a specialist in those kinds of injuries in Philadelphia earlier this week and would help explain why rest has not done much of anything to alter Jennings’ outlook in recent weeks.

If so, that would keep Jennings out for a few more weeks before he’d be able to get back to work. With the Packers passing game clicking on all cylinders the last couple of weeks, that might not be the worst thing in the world if it means that Jennings is able to be back to full health when he actually returns to the field.

 

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22 Responses to “Surgery is an option for Greg Jennings”
  1. jimmysee says: Oct 25, 2012 12:25 PM

    Kind of interesting that Donald Driver has not played an increased role with Jennings out.

    His leadership in the clubhouse is key even if his production is not.

  2. frozeninfear says: Oct 25, 2012 12:38 PM

    I don’t know what to do. I’ll leave it up to Jennings and his doctor.

  3. mavajo says: Oct 25, 2012 12:43 PM

    The team doctors couldn’t diagnose a sports hernia? Or least suspect that’s what it might be?

    That seems ridiculous to me.

  4. dannymac17 says: Oct 25, 2012 12:52 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 25, 2012 12:25 PM
    Kind of interesting that Donald Driver has not played an increased role with Jennings out.

    ———–

    Why would he? He has slowly been deleted from the playbook cause you have Nelson, Jones, and Cobb all younger better players.

    Hes way past his prime. This is like throwing the ball to Derrick Mason in a Jets uni.

  5. fm31970 says: Oct 25, 2012 12:54 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 25, 2012 12:25 PM
    Kind of interesting that Donald Driver has not played an increased role with Jennings out.

    Not really. DD was on his way out last year, took less to stay this year, and everyone knows this is his last year in G.B. Cobb was set to take over the #2 spot before the season began, and McCarthy even stated they wanted to get Cobb more involved in the offense.

    Jennings is as good as gone, and not surprising, Ted Thompson already had a player in place to replace him. Younger, healthier, and cheaper. We’ve all seen this pattern before.

  6. chi01town says: Oct 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    Jennings dont wanna play for Greenbay because they good as told him hes gone next season. an the packers are holding Driver out so they dont have to pay him his bonus money for this season cause hes gone next season too

  7. trapshoot says: Oct 25, 2012 1:05 PM

    He’s a key player, but they’ve managed quite well without him. Cobb is coming into his own and really contributing. Too bad Finley isn’t helping.

  8. tokyomanblastersmom says: Oct 25, 2012 1:06 PM

    I’m glad they’re looking at all the options and that Jennings is getting thoroughly checked out.

    But is he getting discount double-checked out?

  9. cusoman says: Oct 25, 2012 1:08 PM

    frozeninfear says: Oct 25, 2012 12:38 PM

    I don’t know what to do. I’ll leave it up to Jennings and his doctor.

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    You never had a say in the matter (even if you think you did as an “owner”), so what exactly is this supposed to mean? The delusions of grandeur Pack fans have seriously knows no bounds.

  10. gpack17 says: Oct 25, 2012 1:10 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 25, 2012 12:25 PM
    Kind of interesting that Donald Driver has not played an increased role with Jennings out.

    His leadership in the clubhouse is key even if his production is not.
    —————————
    I agree with you on the leadership.

    If he were still getting open like he used to, he’d be playing more. Randall Cobb is simply the better, more reliable, more versatile, and explosive player at this point in their respective careers.

  11. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Oct 25, 2012 1:27 PM

    frozeninfear says: Oct 25, 2012 12:38 PM

    I don’t know what to do. I’ll leave it up to Jennings and his doctor.

    —————————–

    cusoman says:

    You never had a say in the matter (even if you think you did as an “owner”), so what exactly is this supposed to mean? The delusions of grandeur Pack fans have seriously knows no bounds.

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    Hey numbnuts, this comment was clearly meant to be stated in a joking matter. Have you ever heard of a sense of humor? And what the heck does “have seriously knows no bounds” mean? English pal, learn how to speak and read it correctly. You have shown YOUR intelligence here, that is for certain.

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 25, 2012 1:41 PM

    tokyomanblastersmom says:
    Oct 25, 2012 1:06 PM
    I’m glad they’re looking at all the options and that Jennings is getting thoroughly checked out.

    But is he getting discount double-checked out?

    It was only a matter of time until I had a stalker. People from other fan bases want to be me because I’m smarter and I cheer for a far superior team.

    Thanks for the adoration! Your team is maybe 4 or 5 years away from catching up to the Packers!

  13. purpleguy says: Oct 25, 2012 1:44 PM

    Stop the rationalization please — even a non-cheeser recognizes the guy is a great player and a pro bowler that is important to the Pack’s success.

  14. gnarlswoodson says: Oct 25, 2012 1:59 PM

    Why is it great being a Packers fan? Because of things like this, no Jennings, no problem. Id love to see how well the Lions or Vikings would do without CJ or Harvin, its almost LAUGHABLE. And the Bears still just dont have any good receivers. Wait, didnt they get David Boston or something this season?? Ha Ha

  15. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Oct 25, 2012 2:05 PM

    purpleguy says: Oct 25, 2012 1:44 PM

    Stop the rationalization please — even a non-cheeser recognizes the guy is a great player and a pro bowler that is important to the Pack’s success.
    ————–
    Your stupid is showing. Not surprising from a Vikings fan. Nobody said Jennings isn’t a great player. They are saying that they have a lot of talent at the WR position and those WR’s have picked up the slack and performed well.

  16. cusoman says: Oct 25, 2012 2:10 PM

    tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Oct 25, 2012 1:27 PM

    ——————-
    Hey numbnuts, this comment was clearly meant to be stated in a joking matter. Have you ever heard of a sense of humor? And what the heck does “have seriously knows no bounds” mean? English pal, learn how to speak and read it correctly. You have shown YOUR intelligence here, that is for certain

    —————————–

    I’ll skip the ad-hominem here, since it would be too easy to pick apart the irony in calling someone out about their English using incorrect grammar and punctuation in their “attack”, but I digress.

    There’s absolutely nothing there to suggest it was a joke, and even if there was, it’s far from “clear”. Come on man, you know your team’s fans are the worst of the worst when it comes to couch potato QB/coaching.

  17. cizzidy says: Oct 25, 2012 2:16 PM

    Ted Thomson should be the leader of the free word it’s like the guy can see into the discount double check future!

  18. jimmysee says: Oct 25, 2012 2:19 PM

    Interesting, to me at least, to watch Cobb step in as the slot receiver and go over the middle the way Driver used to do.

    In the end, three years or so from now, we’ll be asking whether the Packers made the right choice to hold onto Driver for the 2012 season and let Gurley leave.

  19. claymath52 says: Oct 25, 2012 2:39 PM

    chi01town says:
    Oct 25, 2012 12:59 PM
    Jennings dont wanna play for Greenbay because they good as told him hes gone next season. an the packers are holding Driver out so they dont have to pay him his bonus money for this season cause hes gone next season too

    __________________________________

    I’ll translate for those of you who smarter than the average Bear (fan).

    Jennings is in his contract year and might think GB won’t pay him next year. I agree… look for that #85 purple jersey next year (as always). Sucks for him that he is injured because I believe he would play if he wasn’t (high character and the team is good).

    Driver is gone next season, but will always be Mr. Packer.

  20. shaggytoodle says: Oct 25, 2012 2:44 PM

    It has taken a few weeks for the offense to click, but they are starting to gel pretty good. Maybe this injury will make Jennings more affordable and more likely to stay in GB.

    One thing is for sure TT knows how to draft WRs. So if they need to move on him I don’t doubt they will find an effective replacement.

  21. teal379 says: Oct 25, 2012 5:20 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 25, 2012 2:19 PM
    Interesting, to me at least, to watch Cobb step in as the slot receiver and go over the middle the way Driver used to do.

    In the end, three years or so from now, we’ll be asking whether the Packers made the right choice to hold onto Driver for the 2012 season and let Gurley leave.

    Doubt it. Gurley left the Packers, wasn’t signed to anyone’s active roster. Went to the Vikings’ practice squad and was released. Signed to the Raiders practice squad and isn’t there – was just signed to the Bucs practice squad.

    If you can’t break into those rosters as a WR, is it any wonder why he wasn’t gonna make it in GB? They made the right choice. Gurley didn’t make the grade in GB, MN, OAK and apparently can’t get on the field in Tampa. I wouldn’t worry about Gurley vs Driver.

  22. axespray says: Oct 25, 2012 6:00 PM

    Probably his last season here…
    Would be cool for him to get healthy and make some Stunning Clutch catches in the playoffs/superbowl… build up his rep as he heads into FA.

    Greg deserves to collect that “BIG” check.
    Dude is way better than Miles Austin.

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