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Storm postpones Jennings’ hernia surgery

Greg Jennings, T.J. Lang AP

The impact of Hurricane Sandy could be felt all the way in Wisconsin.

Receiver Greg Jennings was due to have surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia.  Coach Mike McCarthy said that the surgery has been postponed, via ESPNMilwaukee.com.

It’s not clear when the operation will be performed.

The bigger news, in our view, is that McCarthy called it hernia surgery, a label that had not previously been applied to the groin injury with which Jennings had been dealing for weeks.  Last week, Jennings described the condition as an abdominal tear, but he stopped short of using the “H” word.

The admission that it’s a hernia raises plenty of questions.  Why did they wait to do surgery on a condition that wasn’t going to go away with rest?  Did they not know it was a hernia?  If not, why not?

Regardless, the situation has marred Jennings’ contract year.  And while he says he’ll be back in the locker room the day after the procedure, it likely will be several weeks before he can play.

Or until he can resume doing pushups with a JetSki on his back.

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18 Responses to “Storm postpones Jennings’ hernia surgery”
  1. infectorman says: Oct 30, 2012 9:00 AM

    Heal up Greg, leave GB and come join Gronk, Hernandez, and Brandon Lloyd in the most dynamic offense in the league next year. You can take Welkers spot in the slot.

    They don’t even want you anymore in Packer land, they got Cobb!!!

  2. binarybulge says: Oct 30, 2012 9:09 AM

    Pretty sure they had no idea it was a hernia. Just thought it was a groin pull, probably because he was diagnosed with the same injury last year. Makes me wonder why big money athletes don’t get second and third opinions sooner than this. As if it’s that difficult to get an MRI. He may have been back already, or at least had a shot to be back after the bye.

  3. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Oct 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    I can’t wait for the first Packer player or fan to blame a loss on Hurricane Sandy.

  4. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:45 AM

    This gets better and better for Greg Jennings. If he knew that it was a hernia and didn’t have surgery, how can you possibly have any respect for him now?

  5. dcviking says: Oct 30, 2012 9:58 AM

    Problem was that they couldn’t find a doctor in Wisconsin who had ever seen “man parts” before….

  6. bordner says: Oct 30, 2012 10:26 AM

    samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says:
    Oct 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    I can’t wait for the first Packer player or fan to blame a loss on Hurricane Sandy.
    —————————————
    I can’t wait for the first viking fan to blame his crappy qb’s performance on an espn reporter.

  7. gatordontplay says: Oct 30, 2012 11:11 AM

    He probably hurt himself doing pushups with they jet ski and girl on his back..

  8. savannahrose44 says: Oct 30, 2012 11:32 AM

    It’s possible this was a sliding hernia and that is why it was missed and miss diagnosed. Standard hernias are easy to spot but sliding hernias are not as the bowls slip in and out of their rightful place in the body (usually a tear in the abdominal wall, or muscle tissue causes hernias).

  9. Canned Heat says: Oct 30, 2012 11:52 AM

    dcviking says:
    Oct 30, 2012 9:58 AM
    Problem was that they couldn’t find a doctor in Wisconsin who had ever seen “man parts” before….

    ___________________________________

    Says the guy who sits with 25,000 other guys in the inflatable tuna can, all with yellow pony tails on their heads.

    You know how they are absolutely certain the toothbrush was invented in Minnesota..? Had it been invented in any other State, it would’ve been called a TEETHBRUSH.

  10. trojanwarrior007 says: Oct 30, 2012 12:29 PM

    heal up and focus on finding a new team next year.

  11. brewdogg says: Oct 30, 2012 12:36 PM

    @ canned heat

    Dang!! That was good. I’ll be honest, I had to read it again to catch it right…. Nice one.

  12. chi01town says: Oct 30, 2012 12:58 PM

    Jennings is a smart guy ..using the storm to postpone the surgery. Now it will take longer to get back on the field and play for a team that has told him that they will not give him a contract next season.

  13. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 30, 2012 1:32 PM

    samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says:Oct 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    I can’t wait for the first Packer player or fan to blame a loss on Hurricane Sandy.

    —-

    Shouldn’t you be out explaining how, despite his tendency to peak in the first game of the year and then fade over the next 15 games, that Ponder is still a viable long term solution at QB? Maybe you’ll actually find a QB before AD retires, but I doubt it. Way to waste one of the most talented RBs ever. They should just contract the viks, like they wanted to do to the twins.

  14. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    Brett Favre would’ve played through the pain.

    And, Gerbschmidt, that Steeler fan said nothing about the Vikings. You should respect their 6 championships that matter more than your 4.

  15. axespray says: Oct 30, 2012 2:21 PM

    samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says:
    Oct 30, 2012 9:27 AM
    “I can’t wait for the first Packer player or fan to blame a loss on Hurricane Sandy.”
    —————————————–
    I can’t wait for the first Packer hater to come at us with logic for once.

  16. deltaoracle says: Oct 30, 2012 3:49 PM

    Infectorman – Jennings doesn’t much like playing in the slot and is much better outside.
    Samantha – he wasn’t going to have the surgery Tuesday and play on Sunday, Einstein. The delay will make no difference as to when he returns.
    Frazier – it’s 13 championships including 4 Super Bowls. Which you should respect.
    At the start of the year I thought it was a sure thing that Jennings would be gone next year. But with his injury problems, it’s much less likely that teams are going to throw a lot of money at him. He may be back with the Pack after all.

  17. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Oct 30, 2012 3:49 PM

    Frazier28/7 says:Oct 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    Brett Favre would’ve played through the pain.

    And, Gerbschmidt, that Steeler fan said nothing about the Vikings. You should respect their 6 championships that matter more than your 4.
    ______

    How did I become a Steeler fan?

  18. lambeauandlombardi says: Oct 30, 2012 7:45 PM

    Frazier28/7 says:Oct 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    Brett Favre would’ve played through the pain.

    And, Gerbschmidt, that Steeler fan said nothing about the Vikings. You should respect their 6 championships that matter more than your 4.

    ………………………………………………………………………

    So says the fan of a team that has never come close to winning a championship and more than likely never will.

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