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.