February 13, 2016

Jennings opts for surgery

After a month of dealing with a nagging groin injury, Green Bay Packers wide

Greg Jennings

receiver Greg Jennings sought a second opinion. 

During a consultation with specialist Dr. William Meyers (Philadelphia) on Wednesday, the Packers’ 7th year receiver was diagosed with a rectus abdominal tear and is opting for surgery.

AUDIO: Greg Jennings on going with surgery vs. injection treatment :14

Jennings initially suffered the injury near the end of the season opener against San Francisco at Lambeau Field.  Jennings has twice tried comebacks since, to no avail.


The Packers may have to play Sunday’s game against Jacksonville without wide receiver Jordy Nelson.  He suffered a hamstring pull in practice on Wednesday and hasn’t practiced since.  Mike McCarthy said for now, they’ll try to test Nelson Saturday or Sunday.

If Nelson can’t play on Sunday, Randall Cobb and James Jones would go into the game as the top two receivers.  It would mean increased playing time for veteran Donald Driver, who is playing in his 200th career game, as well as rookie Jarrett Boykin.

B.J. Raji

Nose tackle B.J. Raji practiced in pads on Thursday and coach Mike McCarthy thought he looked good.  Raji missed the last two games with an ankle injury.


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