The Green Bay Packers recorded a much needed win against the New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, that win could have come with a price as wide receiver Greg Jennings re-aggravated his groin injury. Is it possible Jennings will miss several weeks to rehab the pulled muscle?
Jennings missed the entire second half due to the injury. He was shown on television wearing street clothes on Green Bay’s sideline. Jennings hauled in one reception for nine yards that went for a touchdown in the second quarter.
“Jennings groin flared up on him where he couldn’t take a full stride,” head coach Mike McCarthy said in his Monday press conference. “Back where we were a week ago and an option could be to shut him down for a week or two.”
Shutting down Jennings is something the Packers do not want to do but unfortunately, they may be left with no choice. The good news is the game he might miss will be against the Indianapolis Colts, a team Green Bay should be able to handle without their star wide receiver.
By sitting out Week 5, Jennings should be ready to go when the Packers take on the Houston Texans Week 6 on Sunday Night Football. Houston has an outstanding defense and Green Bay will need all the help they can get to defeat the currently undefeated Texans.
Jennings has only been able to play in three of Green Bay’s four games this season due to the groin injury he suffered sometime in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers beat the Chicago Bears thoroughly in Week 2 and did not need Jennings’ service to do so.
In three games, he has 12 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Considering Green Bay has the top wide receiving corps in the NFL, it is not the end of the world if Jennings misses some playing time to get healthy. However, the team would prefer to have him back as soon as possible.
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