Greg Jennings has hernia surgery

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Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who has missed most of the season with a groin injury that became an abdominal tear that became a sports hernia, had surgery on Thursday, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

Performed in Philadelphia, the procedure was delayed two days by Hurricane Sandy.

McCarthy said the operation went well (they never say that a guy got butchered), and Jennings will miss a couple of weeks, at a minimum.

As one league source explained it to PFT after the “H” word first was used, Dr. Meyers in Philly has become the go-to guy for such procedures.  There’s a feeling in league circles that, once a player visit Meyers, surgery is inevitable.

The source explained that a sports hernia is not a classic hernia, but a torn groin that many trainers believe can be rehabbed to allow a guy to get through the season.

“Wide receivers are notoriously finicky with their bodies and especially their legs, hips, hammies and lower backs,” the source explained.  “I would bet that they suspected the sports hernia for a while, but fought sending Jennings to Philly in an attempt to avoid shutting him down for a month post-op.”

Regardless of the duration of Jennings’ absence, it’s been a less-than-ideal contract year for the veteran, especially since the Packers have done fairly well without him.

20 responses to “Greg Jennings has hernia surgery

  1. “Packers doing fine without him”. But they could be doing better WITH him. With Greg and Jordy both on field… the safeties don’t know WHICH way to go.

  2. dudes a stud and went to college right up the road from me, followed him there (mac ftw!). hopin he recovers fully and quick, gotta support the non diva recievah’s

  3. Unlike other Packer fans who have posted on PFT, I hope the Packers re-sign you and you finish your career in GB, many years from now.

    I live near Jennings’ home town of Kalamazoo and have seen the charities he’s founded and supports in both GB and K-zoo. He’s a great citizen and awesome teammate.

    The Pack needs to re-sign 3 players, Jennings, Rodgers and Matthews. They’ve got enough money over the cap nto do that.

  4. Im surprised he was able to take some time off from making commercials to even have the surgery.

  5. A minimum of two weeks? Who the hell did his sports hernia surgery? It MUST have been butchered! Sports hernia surgery recovery times are a few days to a week MAX. Folks can literally walk out of the surgical office right after the anesthesia wears off!

  6. A minimum of two weeks? Who the hell did his sports hernia surgery? It MUST have been butchered! Sports hernia surgery recovery times are a few days to a week MAX. Folks can literally walk out of the surgical office right after the anesthesia wears off!


    Perhaps a small difference between “recovery” to go back to work at McDonald’s and “recovery” to having a free safety blast you in the abdomen…

  7. If I’m Ted Thompson right now I’m probably thinking things couldn’t have gone better. You know there’s no way Jennings can come off this season looking for the kind of money that would have come his way after last season. He’s definitely a Top 10 receiver in the NFL when he’s healthy and the Packers would be lucky to hang onto him, but only if the price is right and the price might end up being right after all this.

  8. A minimum of two weeks? Who the hell did his sports hernia surgery? It MUST have been butchered! Sports hernia surgery recovery times are a few days to a week MAX. Folks can literally walk out of the surgical office right after the anesthesia wears off!

    Not true, it depends on how your body reacts to the surgery. Often your balls swell up to the size of softballs. If you want play with huge balls, so be it but I am guessing most players don’t have the balls to play with huge balls.

  9. Hoping a speedy recovery and a continued Succesful Career GJ. Would love to see this guy Reunite with Philbin in Miami next year if the Pack does decide to let him walk. 2 complete class acts

  10. packerhater says:Nov 1, 2012 7:26 PM

    Not to worry , they have one of the easiest schedule in the league again.

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    Apparently you posted this to piss every thinking football fan off. That would not include you.

    Playing Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota twice each season is not an easy schedule. Not like being in the AFL East where the only competitive team is the Pats.

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