Greg Jennings Injury: Updates on Packers WR's Abdomen

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 30, 2012

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is still struggling with his groin, and his status for Sunday's game remains in doubt. 

UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 11:50 a.m. ET

Greg Jennings is active today against the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Green Bay Packers' Duke Bobber.

Packers WR Greg Jennings is back in the lineup for the first time since Week 4. Jennings had missed time since that contest with a groin/abdomen injury.

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UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 9:09 a.m. ET

Greg Jennings is expected to make his anticipated return to the field today, according to NFL's Kareem Copeland per NFL's Albert Breer.

The two-time Pro Bowl receiver will play for the Green Bay Packers against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday after missing seven games due to surgery on an abdominal tear, a source who has spoken with the player told told's Albert Breer.

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UPDATE: Friday, November 30 at 1:29 p.m ET

 Good news for Packers fans and fantasy owners who have been missing the play of Green Bay's star WR. According to Albert Breer, Jennings is likely to see action this Sunday.

Clay Matthews is declared out by Packers, Greg Jennings is probable, Donald Driver is questionable.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 30, 2012

Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reports that Jennings isn't 100% but he's certainly making good progress.

MM on Jennings: He looks good. Going through some of the bumps you have the first week. Has spring in his step.

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 30, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, November 26 at 9:03 a.m. ET

Great news for Packers fans and fantasy owners as Greg Jennings is finally expected to return to the field in Week 13, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert per Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy.

Receiver Greg Jennings, who has missed seven consecutive games because of an abdominal injury that required surgery, is expected to participate fully in practice Wednesday and play next Sunday against the Vikings, coach Mike McCarthy said.

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 7:03 p.m. ET

The Green Bay Packers tweeted out their inactives and made sure to make special mention of Jenning's status. 

WR Greg Jennings will not play tonight. See the inactives for tonight's game: #GBvsNYG

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 26, 2012

So, it is at least one more week on the shelf for Jennings. 


UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 10:13 a.m. ET

Greg Jennings likely won't play tonight against the New York Giants, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Despite being listed as questionable, Packers WR Greg Jennings unlikely to play tonight vs. Giants.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2012

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Update: Friday, November 23 at 2:10 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Tyler Dunne the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Jennings has been declared questionable for Sunday night's game against the Giants.

Greg Jennings is officially "questionable" for Sunday's game. #Packers #Giants

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 23, 2012


This should come as no surprise as all indications this week have pointed toward a cautious and slow return to action.

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Update: Friday, November 23 at 1:23 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Greg Jennings recovery continues to look promising, however Bob McGinn doesn't believe that means we will see a whole lot of Jennings on Sunday against the Giants.

Greg Jennings continued to work without incident early in Friday practice. Best guess Sunday night? Inactive, or plays just a few snaps.

— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) November 23, 2012


This may not be encouraging news for fantasy owners relying on Jennings, but the Packers realize they still have a lot to play for. A healthy Jennings will be vital for the Packers in the long-term so it makes sense for Jennings to come back slowly.

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Update: Thursday, November 22 at 1:50 p.m. ET

Encouraging news for Packers fans and fantasy owners as Greg Jennings continues to make progress following surgery. ESPN's Jason Wilde has the latest:

McCarthy on @gregjennings: "Greg' excited. He took the majority I opponent reps. He felt really good today. He's progressing."

— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) November 22, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 11:43 a.m. ET

Greg Jennings has an outside chance to play this Sunday against the Giants, according to columnist Adam Schein per Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.

McCarthy: "Greg Jennings has an outside chance to play." #PACKERS #SXMBLITZ #SOYOUARESAYINGTHERESACHANCE

— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) November 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 18 at 12:07 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant

Jennings will miss another game for the Packers this weekend, after it was announced on the team's official website that he is inactive against the Detroit Lions. 

Jennings hasn't played since Septeber 30, but the Packers have managed to get similar production from James Jones and Jordy Nelson in his absence. We'll continue to monitor his status heading into Week 12, so continue to check back for updates on one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets.

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m. by Matt Fitzgerald

More bad news for Jennings and Packers fans, as reported by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

For #Packers, Greg Jennings, Neal, Matthews, Woodson, Bulaga all out. Meanwhile, Kuhn, Shields, Nelson were back.

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 12, 2012


Rehab work during the bye week wasn't enough to get Jennings healthy enough to play in this Sunday's showdown at Detroit. The Packers are riding a four-game winning streak without him, but QB Aaron Rodgers would certainly love to have his typical No. 1 wideout back in the lineup soon.

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 4th at 11:55 a.m. ET by Ryan Davenport

It's official, the Green Bay Packers will be without Greg Jennings for today's game against the Cardinals at Lambeau Field.

According to the Packers' official blog, Jordy Nelson will start at wide receiver, as Jennings has been declared inactive for the team's Week 9 clash with Arizona.

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UPDATE: Thursday, November 1 at 4:15 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Greg Jennings would miss about three weeks after his surgery.


Doctors expect Packers WR Greg Jennings to be sidelined about three weeks after he undergoes abdominal surgery Tuesday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2012


Although the surgery was delayed a couple of days, the receiver seemed to be in good spirits following the procedure. He tweeted this picture with the words "surgery went well."


The Packers and their fans will need to be patient as they wait for the return of their No. 1 receiver.

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UPDATE: Sunday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET by Rick Weiner

Packers WR Greg Jennings is officially inactive for Green Bay's Week 8 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms:

Jordy Nelson (hamstring)is officially inactive. Packers without Charles Woodson, Greg Jennings, Nick Perry and Sam Shields

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 28, 2012

With Jennings scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his injured groin on Tuesday, this news doesn't come as a surprise to anyone.



UPDATE: Thursday, October 25 at 7:35 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

An earlier report indicated that Jennings' abdominal procedure would not be season-ending, and ESPN insider Adam Schefter confirmed the timetable for Jennings' return:

Doctors expect Packers WR Greg Jennings to be sidelined about three weeks after he undergoes abdominal surgery Tuesday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2012


With Jennings out and the potential absence of Jordy Nelson, Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars may not be as easy as it would appear. QB Aaron Rodgers will have to continue working his recent magic in the passing game—possibly without his two favorite targets—to notch the team's third victory in a row.

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UPDATE: Thursday, October 25 at 2:36 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Awful news for Packers fans and fantasy owners as Greg Jennings will reportedly undergo surgery next Wednesday, according to ABC Green Bay's Chris Roth and Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause.

Greg Jennings will have surgery to repair abdominal tear, says not season ending

— Chris Roth (@rothchris) October 25, 2012

Greg Jennings said he will have surgery on his torn groin on Wed.

— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) October 25, 2012


UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:40 a.m. ET by Pete Schauer

While Greg Jennings probably won't be able to go in Week 8, it doesn't appear he'll miss the entire season, according to's Adam Schein:

McCarthy: "I had a chance to visit with Greg this am. Greg Jennings is going through the options, surgery is one." NOT SEASON ENDING

— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) October 25, 2012

In the absence of Jennings, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and James Jones have amped up their games to combine for 15 touchdowns, but I don't think it'd be remissed to say Rodgers and the Pack miss Jennings.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4:50 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Another week, another absence for Greg Jennings. Or at least, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's looking that way for the Packers (via Rotoworld's Evan Silva):

ESPN's Adam Schefter on #Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin): "It doesn't look like he'll be able to go this week."

— Evan Silva (@evansilva) October 24, 2012

It's unfortunate to see Jennings' recovery going slowly, but with Aaron Rodgers playing out of his mind (or, more accurately, playing like Aaron Rodgers) and Randall Cobb stepping his game up, the Packers should be able to survive. 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, October 24 at 1:31 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

As expected, Greg Jennings (groin) did not practice today, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein.

#Packers practice: Jennings, Raji, Driver, Perry, Shields, Kuhn and Woodson not participating.

— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 24, 2012


UPDATE: Wednesday, October 24 at 8:56 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Greg Jennings is reportedly seeking a second opinion on his injured groin, according to ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde.

The Green Bay Packers two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has missed the past three games with the lingering groin injury he suffered in the Sept. 9 season opener against San Francisco, and while several players hinted after the Packers’ victory at St. Louis that there was a good chance Jennings could be back for this Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field, an NFL source said Tuesday evening that Jennings was out of town Tuesday visiting a specialist to get another opinion on his injury.


UPDATE: Friday, October 19 at 1:45 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

Greg Jennings is officially out for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Finley probable; Alex Green probably; House probable; Greg Jennings out; Nick Perry out; Raji out; Richardson probable; Rodgers probable.

— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) October 19, 2012


The receiver has only played in three games this season as he attempts to recover from a nagging groin injury.

Fortunately for the Packers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones have been outstanding in his absence. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, October 18 at 1:19 p.m. ET by Brian Mazique

There still are no signs that Greg Jennings is ready to return to the field for the Packers. Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay-Press Gazette reports:

Did not practice: shields (shin), perry (knee), Greg Jennings (groin)

— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) October 18, 2012


UPDATE: Wednesday, October 17 at 1:26 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Greg Jennings (groin) did not practice today, according to Green Bay Press-Gazette's Rob Demovsky.

No real surprises at #Packers practice: Shields, DJ Smith, Perry, Jennings and Raji all out.

— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 17, 2012


UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:21 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jennings is officially inactive for Sunday night's game versus the Houston Texans:

#Packers inactives for tonight's game: S Richardson, CB House, LB Manning, G Van Roten, TE D.J. Williams, WR Greg Jennings, DT Raji.

— (@PGPackersNews) October 14, 2012


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UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 12 at 1:45 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took to Twitter to provide the news everyone was anticipating:

#Packers injuries: Finley (shoulder) quest, House (sh) quest, Jennings out, Raji (ankle) quest, Richardson out, DJ Williams (ham) quest.

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 12, 2012


Jennings is officially ruled out of Sunday night's road game against the undefeated Houston Texans. QB Aaron Rodgers certainly seems to be missing his typical No. 1 wide receiver. Other members of the reigning NFL MVP's supporting cast must step up in Jennings' absence for the Pack to avoid dropping to 2-4 on the season.

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UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine reports that Jennings was nowhere to be found during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

No sign of Jennings, Finley, Raji or D.J. Williams at #Packers practice during the brief time we were allowed to watch

— Packer Report (@PackerReport) October 12, 2012


This can't be a good sign for Jennings' Sunday status. As the report states, there was a host of other Packers that weren't practicing but this is a pretty good sign that Jennings won't be able to suit up for Sunday night's tilt with the Texans.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5:55 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne, Jennings won't rule himself out for the key Week 6 showdown at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans. That said, the Green Bay faithful shouldn't hold their collective breath in light of Jennings' recent comments:

I've kept things the same, making sure I don't rush it back like I did before. I'm trying to make sure we do the things we need to do before we go out there and attacking it that we won't have a setback.

Not rushing himself back into the lineup is obviously the best call, but QB Aaron Rodgers has struggled to dominate without his traditional No. 1 receiver.

With Jennings doubtful to play, it appears other members of the Packers' supporting cast will have to step up to avoid slipping to 2-4 on the season.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Another day, another missed practice for Greg Jennings. Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has the update:

Others not practicing: richardson (hamstring), Benson (foot), Greg Jennings (groin), Finley (shoulder), raji (ankle)

— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) October 11, 2012

The Packers sat Jennings last week because he wasn't 100 percent, and the fact that he isn't practicing this week is not a very good sign. Be prepared for another week without Jennings in your lineups if you own him in fantasy football.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 1:15 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Greg Jennings will not practice with the team on Wednesday according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein via Twitter:

#Packers practice: Jennings, Richardson, Raji, Finley, Benson are out.

— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 10, 2012


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UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 2:54 p.m. ET by Jessica Isner

Just as many of us expected, Greg Jennings has been ruled out for this weekend's matchup at Indianapolis, according to a tweet from's Ian Rapoport:


Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) has been ruled OUT for Sunday, per the Packers. Ouch.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 4, 2012

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy added that at this point, the first priority for Jennings is focusing on getting healthy for the long term. Via the Packers' official Twitter:


McCarthy: With Jennings, felt like we were going around in a circle. Why wait until Sunday? Shut him down for a week, concentrate on rehab.

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 4, 2012


The star receiver has been dealing with a nagging groin injury for the majority of the season thus far, and after returning for snippets of Green Bay's Week 3 and Week 4 matchups, he aggravated the injury once again against the Saints the last time out.

The assumption is that this time, the injury will require more rest—and this time, Jennings won't be rushing back until he's back to full strength. How long that will take remains to be seen, but in the meantime, you should definitely start investigating replacement options that can get your fantasy team through the  next two or three weeks.


UPDATE: Thursday, October 4 at 10:35 a.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Well folks, it looks like Jennings will be out this weekend, and possibly longer. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has more:

Now, he's dealing with a nagging groin injury. The injury will likely sideline Jennings this week at Indianapolis. Possibly longer. Only time off truly can heal his groin. In the short term, Jennings plans on shutting himself down.

Jennings won't return until he's 100%. That date is unknown.

"However long it takes, so I won't have to sit and answer these same questions again," Jennings said. "We don't know what the timetable is. All I know is we're going to take it one day at a time and hopefully it gets better before Sunday, but odds of that happening, they're odd."

Obviously, this is a major blow for the Packers and fantasy owners of Jennings. Expect James Jones to see a major spike in productivity, as he'll slot in as the team's No. 2 receiver. Randall Cobb should see some added targets as well.

Hopefully, a week or two off will resolve this nagging injury for Jennings and he'll be back to full strength sooner rather than later.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, October 3, 1:42 a.m. ET by Donald Wood 

After leaving Green Bay’s Week 4 game early with a groin injury, star Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings missed practice Wednesday.

Green Bay reporter for WBAY TV, Michelle Tuckner, is reporting on Twitter about Jennings’ status:

#Packers WR Greg Jennings not practicing today with groin injury, M.D. Jennings was back after leaving Saints game with shoulder injury

— Michelle Tuckner (@MichelleTuckner) October 3, 2012

With all of the recent talk from the team about sitting Jennings until he is back to 100 percent health, the fact that he wasn’t practicing Wednesday should come as a shock to no one.

Despite the impact the veteran has on the team’s offense, the Packers will likely play it safe and keep him out for practice this week. Whether he plays in Week 5 or not is another story, though.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, October 2, 9:05 a.m. ET by Donald Wood 

For the Green Bay Packers fans and fantasy owners of star wide receiver Greg Jennings, the following news is not good.

According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy admitted to the media that he and team officials have considered sitting Jennings until he is back to his old form.

Jennings himself also told Nick Sunderland of the Wisconsin State Journal Monday about his feelings surrounding possibly sitting out games until 100 percent healthy:

That’s always in the back of the mind. I would definitely err to the side of caution when it comes to something like this simply because if it’s going to continue to be an issue, I’d rather take the time that I need to eliminate it altogether versus going out there and having it re - occur time after time and continue to have setbacks. It’s frustrating, but it’s something that comes with the territory when you’re playing this game.

With all parties on the same page and the organization’s realization that they will need the veteran for the playoffs, sitting Jennings won’t be a popular move, but it is the correct one.

Green Bay will need Jennings for the stretch run into the playoffs and for the big games, so getting healthy now is a preemptive strike that could pay major dividends later.

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UPDATE: Monday, October 1 at 3:20 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

Jennings may be set to miss more time as it appears he is back to square one with his groin injury. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Tyler Dunne offered up this update. 

McCarthy on Jennings: Injury flared up on him again. Could not open up into a full stride. We're back where we were a couple weeks ago.

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 1, 2012

Obviously, this situation needs to be monitored, but the Packers and fantasy owners would be wise to start planning on Jennings missing Week 5. 

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The Packers tweeted out the news. 

Injury update: WR Greg Jennings, groin, out. #GBvsNO

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 30, 2012

Jennings recorded just one catch for nine yards, though his lone reception did go for a touchdown. 

Jennings originally suffered a groin injury in Week 1, which forced him to sit out until last week's wild Monday night contest against the Seahawks

He had six catches for 35 yards in that game, and it seemed like he would be putting the injury in his rear-view mirror. 

Unfortunately, his body had other plans. 

The Packers have other weapons on offense, but they are all a little weaker without Jennings on the field.

There is no word yet on how severe this injury is, but typically, on a re-injury such as this, players go back to square one. So it wouldn't be a shock at all to see Jennings miss another game. 

Fantasy owners and Packers fans will certainly want to follow his progress throughout the week, and we will provide pertinent updates as they become available. 


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