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Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

Posted on: December 11, 2011 6:38 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2011 9:27 pm
 
By Will Brinson

UPDATE (9:23 p.m. ET): Greg Jennings' injury in Green Bay's 46-16 massacring of Oakland on Sunday turned out to be a knee sprain, and it looks like he could miss the rest of the regular season as a result.

At least -- Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has some quasi-optimistic quotes from Aaron Rodgers, who says that "hopefully we can get Jennings ready for" in time for the Packers first playoff game.

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The Packers perfect season is hardly in jeopardy, with Green Bay currently throttle-jobbing Oakland at Lambeau. But there is reason for concern, as star wideout Greg Jennings was carted off to the locker room in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Jennings caught an eight-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers on second and 10 early in the third quarter Sunday and when he fell to the ground, two Raiders defenders landed on him and he began screaming loudly.

The wideout, officially listed as questionable to return with a knee injury, was taken to the sideline where he was evaluated by trainers.

After sitting on the bench for a few minutes with a towel over his head, Jennings was carted back to the locker room for further evaluation.

Although the injury initially looked like it might involve his ankle, the fact that Jennings couldn't walk back to the locker room on his own is disturbing for Green Bay.

The Packers have a pile of weapons on offense and there's no question that they can continue scoring without Jennings, but losing their top wideout would have a tremendously negative impact on the remainder of their season.

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

LionsFan63, thanks for the kind words, I agree there are always a few fans who can taint what is otherwise a pretty good set of people. I heard today Jennings will be back for the Packers' first playoff game, so that's good.

Actually, I was pulling for the Lions earlier this year so we'd have a matchup of undefeated or at least closely locked teams on Thanksgiving. Not sure why the Lions seem to be snakebit this way, something always seems to come along that derails their hopes. Of course, all the stupid personal fouls have had a big part in hurting the Lions' image now too, but the lack of a running game and a solid secondary are indeed big problems right now.



Since: Sep 24, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

This is one Lions fan that hopes Jennings, a great Western Michigan Alumni, isn't hurt too bad.  Detroit knows all too well about injuries, the Lions can't seem to keep a running back on the field for more than 2 quarters any more, and the secondary is a bit of a shambles. 

By the way, like every team, the Lions do have a minority of douche fans that reflect poorly on the team they root for by posting blather that should be ignored at best.

P.S. I'm a CMU alumni, so that Western comment actually hurt a little to say.  But meh, the Packers also have Zombo, who is a former Chippewa on the roster.

There, feel free to kill me now.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 10:51 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

What does Jennings injury have to do with the Badgers??



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 10:50 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

Hate to see this. The rest of the WR going to have to pick it up. And I don't see a problem there. Best WR in the NFL... hands down. GO PACKERS!!.  



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:48 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

YES! Now Jermichael Finley is GONNA GO OFFFFFFFFFFFF!



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:34 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

Cobb anyone ?     Jennings will be fine by first or second round.




Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:19 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

Glad the first round bye is all sown up.  Gives Jennings extra week to heal.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:18 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

Isn't it funny how the trolls come out on stuff like this? 
Add Sports Illustrated to that list of trolls.  In their latest magazine they mentioned the Big Ten Championship game and in it they commented on the Badgers win (with the help of Monte Ball and "THE REFS").
I can understand misguided fans bitching about the refs inability to make the right call, sometimes in crucial situations, but for the premiere sports magazine that SI is to actually credit the Badgers win in part to the inability of the refs to make the right calls is just ridiculous.
SI lost a lot of respect because of that comment.
Leave the what if's and what should have beens to the fans.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 7:11 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

By your comment I assume you didn't hear Tu Holloway's presser afterwards?  References to "gangstas" and how that's how they represent... A bad situation no doubt, but at least the UC coaches did right by not allowing the kids to look even sillier after the incident.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:17 am
 

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

It's too bad Chastin West got picked off the practice squad by Jacksonville. It would have been nice to see a preseason star make it with the Packers. I remember being disappointed when Tyrell Sutton was snatched up by the Panthers. The worst part is that despite averaging 5.6 yards per carry in limited action, Sutton got cut this year. Well, when DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart are your #1 and #2, you aren't going anywhere in that lineup. West hasn't had much action with the Jags, but he's got the talent. I'm guessing the QB situation might have a role to play.

Ah, well. Tori Gurley is no slouch, either.


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