Tag:Greg Jennings Injury
Posted on: December 11, 2011 6:38 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2011 9:27 pm

Packers hope to have Jennings back by postseason

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.

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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