4 Total Updates since October 25, 2012
7 months ago Article 21 comments
As of Friday afternoon, five Packers are out, one is questionable, and seven are probable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
7 months ago Update 2 comments
Slowly, more details are trickling out about the surgery that Greg Jennings has elected to undergo next week. As the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports, the injury is sometimes classified as a "sports hernia", or a tear of the abdominal muscles in the groin.
As noted in the article linked above, this type of hernia typically has a recovery time of three to six weeks. If we assume that timetable is accurate for Jennings, he would end up returning to action in Week 15, which would put him on the field against the Chicago Bears on December 16th at Soldier Field.
In any case, Packers fans and Jennings can still be optimistic that he'll return before the end of the regular season. In the meantime, we will continue to hope that Jordy Nelson's hamstring injury is nothing more than a minor tweak and that Randall Cobb continues his improvement into a consistent, dynamic offensive weapon.
7 months ago Update 14 comments
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's press conference on Thursday yielded mixed results on the injury front. Jordy Nelson was on the injury report on Wednesday because he aggravated his hamstring in practice. That injury now appears to be worse than the coaches thought, since he had to sit out practice today. McCarthy told reporters that Nelson will not practice on Friday and will test his injured hammy on Saturday at the earliest.
McCarthy also addressed Greg Jennings' lingering groin injury, saying that Jennings was given the option to have surgery or to let it heal on its own. Jennings spoke after the coach and confirmed that he will be having surgery next week Wednesday. There was no timetable given for Jennings' return, but he indicated that he should not have rushed to get back on the field for the Seattle game, suggesting that it may have caused him a serious setback.
Donald Driver, who was on the injury report with a head issue, practiced fully and will be ready to go on Sunday. If Nelson can't play, Driver will likely get his best chance to make an impact so far this season.
Once he addressed the receiving corps, McCarthy moved on to the defense, which is starting to regain some key players. He said that B.J. Raji practiced well, and that he was "jumping around' and "back to his old self", as quoted by Tyler Dunne of the Journal-Sentinel. Mike Neal also appears to be ready to play on Sunday.
As for other key players on the defense, CB Sam Shields and OLB Nick Perry both were held out of practice again on Thursday, along with RB James Starks. Starks did not appear on the injury report on Wednesday, so it remains to be seen what his issue was on Thursday.
We'll have more details on the Packers' slew of injuries as Sunday approaches.
7 months ago Article 0 comments
It's a battle of the walking wounded as the dinged up Packers take on the beaten up Jaguars. One thing is for certain...both teams are cheering for health.