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Green Bay Packers Wideout Greg Jennings to have Surgery

Greg Jennings to have Surgery to Repair Torn Abdominal Muscle

Jeff Hanisch-US Presswire

Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings has had a very dismal 2012 season due to persistent groin and abdominal injuries and now the seven-year pro has decided that surgery is the best way to fix the nagging issue.

Jennings will undergo the surgical procedure on Tuesday which be performed by groin and abdominal and groin specialist Dr. William Myers in Philadelphia, PA. Jennings visited Dr. Myers on Wednesday to seek his opinion on his injury situation once there Myers gave Jennings two options. The first was to simply undergo the 20-25 procedure and the second was to take an injection which would take a few days to see if it worked and had it not worked the surgery would then be necessary anyway.

Once given the facts about the options Jennings then chose to embark on the surgery which should take about six weeks of recovery to heal from. This means that Jennings 2012 season won’t be a total loss and he should probably get back to action for the Packers some time in December possibly on December 2 versus the Detroit Lions or December 9 at the Chicago Bears.

So far this season the two-time Pro Bowler has been limited to just 12 receptions for 78 yards and one trip to the endzone in three games. Jennings injury is bad timing for more than one reason, the first is that it has taken the Packers offense several weeks to finally get on track with Jennings absence and the second because Jennings is scheduled to become a free agent in the off-season. It is highly unlikely that Green Bay will re-sign Jennings due to the fact that he will probably command about $10 million per year in salary.