So far in 2012, WR Greg Jennings has experienced a concussion that kept him out of two preseason games, a groin injury that sidelined him for Week 2 against Chicago, and now a re-aggravation of that groin injury that could keep him out even longer.
He described himself as “extremely frustrated” at everything he’s having to deal with this season, which is the final year of his current contract. After missing the Bears game, Jennings played in Week 3 in Seattle and experienced some pain, which he felt was normal.
Then early last Sunday against the Saints, he said he “tweaked” it and it gradually got worse to the point he was telling his teammates he knew he wouldn’t be able to finish the game. He did catch his first TD pass of the season against New Orleans.
“Seven years playing this game at this level, I’ve never experienced what I’ve experienced this year,” said Jennings, emphasizing that he’s not worried about his contract situation. “It’s new territory for me, but I’m getting through it.
“You feel like everything’s OK, but the moment you go to do something you’re accustomed to doing it’s just not there. Only time will allow that to come back. I have to take the time.”
How much time is unknown at this point. He said the plan will be to ease him back into things once he feels healthy again, saying only of the timetable, “however long it takes.”
“Now it’s just a matter of being smart,” Jennings said. “I can’t keep having that up-and-down, in-one-game-out-the-next. I can’t keep doing that to myself or the team.”
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- Packers fans are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Indianapolis a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST, with doors opening at 4 p.m. EST. The festivities will take place at Rock Bottom, a restaurant and brewery in downtown Indianapolis, located at 10 W. Washington St. Click here for more information on the pep rally.
– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game at, try www.packerseverywhere.com. Packers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun. We know that the only thing you like more than watching Packers games is watching them with your fellow fans.
– FOX Sports, now in its 19th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
– Play-by-play man Thom Brennaman and color analyst Brian Billick will have the call from the broadcast booth with Laura Okmin reporting from the sidelines.
– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 44 markets in six states.
– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 92, WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
– DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on Channel 704.
– The image below shows an unofficial map (courtesy of the506.com) of which regions will receive the game on FOX:
- Listen to live radio broadcasts online in premium sound quality with NFL Audio Pass.
– For international fans: Watch NFL games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl, live or on-demand online in HD with NFL Game Pass. Not available in US, Mexico, US Territories.
The information above is contained within this week’s Dope Sheet. For even more information on Sunday’s game, check out the Dope Sheet.
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Indianapolis Colts interim Head Coach Bruce Arians and QB Andrew Luck were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday afternoon. To listen to Arians and Luck talk about Sunday’s game in Indianapolis, click on the links below.
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As expected, WR Greg Jennings was not practicing on Wednesday during the portion of the workout open to the media. Jennings left last Sunday’s game with a groin injury, the second time this season he has injured the groin. He missed one game, in Week 2 vs. Chicago, the first time he hurt it, and Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that shutting Jennings down for a period of time might be an option.
The other Jennings, safety M.D., was practicing despite leaving the Saints game with a shoulder injury.
The only other player on the active roster not practicing was rookie S Sean Richardson, who remains out with a hamstring injury.
DE Mike Neal was also practicing for the first time in the regular season. Neal just finished serving a four-game suspension, and the Packers now have a one-week roster exemption to let him practice. After missing so much time, it would seem unlikely Neal would be activated for Sunday’s game in Indianapolis, but McCarthy will be addressing the media after practice with an update.
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