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Greg Jennings hurt his groin during the Green Bay Packers first first game of the season which caused him to miss last Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears. With 10 days of rest before the next game, it was expected that Jennings would be ready to get back on the field this week. However, his status is still up in the air.
Jennings was supposed to return to practice this week, but he still wasn’t at practice on Thursday which caused head coach Mike McCarthy to have some doubts about Jennings availability on Monday.
“Greg Jennings worked in the rehab on Tuesday, which didn’t go as well as we hoped,” McCarthy told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Had more tests yesterday (Wednesday). Was in rehab today. It is Wednesday on a normal week. We’ll see what happens. “Maybe we were a little too optimistic on Jennings’ injury. He’s not quite where we hoped he’d be by now.”
Without Jennings, Aaron Rodgers will be losing his biggest deep threat for the second straight week. The Packers are deep at wide receiver, but with no Jennings, Rodgers struggled some last week. Hopefully for Green Bay the running game led by Cedric Benson can be as strong as they were last week.
The slow progress of Jenning’s injury is something to be concerned about for the immediate future. The good news for the Packers is that it is only Week 3 and there will be plenty of time for him to recover.
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