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Greg Jennings’ surgery delayed; Jordy Nelson ‘close’ to returning

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 29, 2012 – 5:08 pm

Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that the surgery WR Greg Jennings was planning on having on Tuesday in Philadelphia is being delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Jennings was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday on a torn abdominal muscle that has kept him out of the last four games and five of the last seven. How long Jennings will have to wait for the surgery now isn’t known. The specialist whom Jennings visited last week and who will be performing the surgery is based in Philadelphia, which is among the major eastern cities bracing for the storm’s pending landfall.

Also, WR Jordy Nelson is “close” to returning to action, McCarthy said, after missing Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Nelson tested the hamstring before the game but was then put on the inactive list. The tricky thing with Nelson is that he hasn’t experienced a hamstring injury before, so the medical staff is in “uncharted territory” with him, according to McCarthy.

McCarthy did not comment on the status of other players who missed Sunday’s game due to injuries, including FB John Kuhn (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (knee) and CB Sam Shields (ankle). He said those players will be rehabbing the next couple of days with the hopes that they’ll be allowed to go through testing later this week.

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26 Responses to “Greg Jennings’ surgery delayed; Jordy Nelson ‘close’ to returning”

  1. By Matt on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    After this weekends game verus Jacksonville we really need to resign G.Jennings. J. Jones isnt a soild starter by himself he needs Nelson and Jennings to take the coverage away from him to be good same with R.Cobb we cant just go with J.Nelson, J.Jones, R.Cobb next year! And hopefully G.Jennings know with this injury plaged season he cant ask way to much money!

  2. By Rob on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    The problem is we can’t pay Greg the money he deserves. He has earned his status in the elite receivers and deserves that or close to that level pay. I think Cobb, Nelsen and Jones have found a chemistry with Rodgers and look really good…when all are healthy and on the field.

  3. By Rob on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    I will miss Jennings if we can’t resign him. Also I would like to see the ball get to Finley in more advantageous positions for him. Get the ball in the air to the big guy when he’s rumblin…not these little 5 yard, stop, low back shoulder throws that he has to go down to get. We need him doing some damage behind the linebackers.

  4. By Tina on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    WHY would a true Packer fan/stock holder root for the Minnesota Vikings? Aren’t they the Packers rival? I cannot figure that one out, might as well be a Bear fan too!

  5. By Ben on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Finley is a poison to the team. for every great play he makes, he drops one that was easier. And he’s got a big head, a loud mouth, and a tendency to get hurt.

  6. By tlvincent on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Obviously GB isn’t GB on offense without Jordy Nelson, his presence gives Rodgers comfort and makes Cobb and Jones better players, and GB clearly doesn’t have the RB or O line to really run the ball and get anything done. I would really like to see Ted invest in some young O line guys this draft, sick of seeing them pushed into the backfield on every running play. Also wouldn’t be a bad idea to draft another big fast WR to keep the group strong and deep. Any draft investments that focus on giving Aaron Rodgers weapons or health are wise ones!

  7. By mark La Crosse on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why didn’t jennings have surgery last week? Why wait 6 days for the surgery, and now have it postponed. He could allready be rehabing it.

  8. By paul on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Finley is the biggest waste of money in a LONG time! Dump his overrated arse and use Crabtree more…….PLEASE

  9. By Sven on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Jennings may not be too expensive to resign. He has had injury issues, and it is hard to say that he is superior to Nelson as a Packers receiver. I bet he will find that the market is not as strong as it would be if he were on the field making plays right now. Other teams won’t spend the really big dollars on a player that may have issues staying on the field. I think TT is smart to let Jennings test the market. Better to let the market set Jennings true value and then decide if it is affordable than to over pay him and limit the teams ability to keep other players.

  10. By John on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Jennings is the best route runner the Packers have. I do hope they are able to negotiate a contract for him.

  11. By Nick on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m positive we’ll resign Jennings if not this year, we’ll tag him.

  12. By Pack4ever12 on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jennings has become injury prone. He will get his big money deal but end up staying with the Packers for less than if he were to sign elsewhere. He hasn’t had a good game for us since the injury last year. Whatever happens will be in the best interests of the Packers. TT has a proven record of knowing what players are worth keeping on the team

  13. By Charlie Collier on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Way too much negativity. I personally trust McCarthy and the staff and the players to fix the running game. I read a comment that said”Jones” needs Jennings and or Nelson for him to be productive. While I agree both Greg and Jordy are great assets for GreenBay. I disagree with the statement that Jones Cobb Driver and Boykin. Its a long season weve won 3 in a row. Maybe not as pretty as we want. But thats a good problem right? Not really playing your best ball but still winning. I say give the running game more time to evolve. Green will develop his feel and trust of the O-line. Also Starks is getting healthy and is starting to get some reps. Just Win Baby!

  14. By tommyjoe on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Finley has a bad case of dropasightus. Its a bad case! Time to trade.

  15. By Mark on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jenning’s injury may be a blessing in disguise for the Packers. The demand for him might be lower because of the injuries. I am guessing Driver will retire and that should free up some $$ too. I would love to see them get rid of Finley to free up more $$ and give it to Jennings. Finley isn’t worth the $$ he is getting.

  16. By Brett on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Then, you took the words right out of my mouth about Finley! Get rid of him now, while some teams still think he’s worth anything!

  17. By Sam on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    The thing many people do not notice about Finley is his ability to take defenders away from our other receivers. Defenses game plan against him because they know how dangerous he is. The number one TE for the team is similar the number 1 receiver for the team. Defenses put their best against them which leaves their lower ranking defenders against Cobb Jones and Driver. Also he has dropped a lot LESS than people think. His drops are just heightened by the big ones that people notice. Remember a few years ago when Jones had a few big drops then everyone notices his drops the rest of the year and wanted to trade him? same story here. Nelson and Cobb have a similar number of drops to Finley but because Finley has a history of it his are worse. Also he hasn’t made any huge plays like Cobb and Nelson to make us forget the drops.

  18. By JUSTIRON on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with some on Finley,i believe hes over rated and for some reason likes to be singled out.Not to sound terrible but seems hes still in the hood,thats super if your in the hood,but hes a greenbay packer now.

  19. By Rick on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sam, I agree about Finley’s drawing defenders, but they need to restructure his deal for less money going forward.

    It will be interesting to see how the Jennings thing plays out. If I were him, I’d look to stay in GB for good, but not outrageous, money. I just have this idea that if a St. Louis signs him for big money, it will end up rating as a bust. That’s the common sense side of it all. But agents don’t operate from a premise of common sense.

  20. By Titus on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    They should trade Finley for a for a good RB.

  21. By Rick on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, Titus, you’re the GM of the team with said “good running back.” You’re going to give him up for Finley and all the money he’s due?

  22. By Brent on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’d trade Finley for a used golf cart.

  23. By Andy on Oct 30, 2012 | Reply

    He does take defenders, but he drops almost every ball he gets. He had 19 last season. Most in the nfl. Rodgers doesn’t trust him. He was really good his rookie year but he has declined since.

  24. By Titus on Oct 31, 2012 | Reply

    Finley GOOD BUT they need a RB

  25. By packerphil in floridq on Oct 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hey the Pack has running backs, they need a great back. They also have a really good recieving corps, with some talked about good guys being held on the practice squad. They have two questionable, talented, but maybe injury prone or dropsies, players that we really dont know if they can be used to upgrade. The pack also needs real help on both lines. Where is the most urgent need and how do you fill it? Again, they need a great back, they have regular backs. They need an O line lift, and a D line helper. Wow, thanks TT go do your job.

  26. By Isaac on Nov 2, 2012 | Reply

    i agree…i think we should get rid of Finely while teams think he is still good…i would go for a RB, O line, or a back up QB in case Rodgers somehow is injured…i dunno about you… but i dont trust Harrel…

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