Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media today that wide receiver Greg Jennings is out for two to three weeks. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported the news this afternoon. That means Green Bay should at least have Jennings back in time for what most expect to be a deep run into the playoffs.
Jennings was on pace to top the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season. Through Week 14, he had 949 yards and nine touchdowns. Jennings led the Packers in total receptions with 67, but Jordy Nelson leads in receiving yards and touchdowns.
Jennings suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of his team's 13th win of the season. It looked serious as he was being driven off the field in a cart. Further examination revealed that it was a sprain, a big break for what many feared could be a torn ligament.
The Green Bay Packers suffered a fairly significant loss Sunday afternoon as wide receiver Greg Jennings went down with a knee injury in the third quarter of their blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders. Jennings is going to get an MRI on his knee on Monday to determine the full extent, but from the sounds of it, he could miss a bit of time.
Pro Football Talk heard some scuttlebutt that Jennings had torn his MCL. Aaron Rodgersreportedly told media that he hoped Jennings would be back in time for the playoffs. Head coach Mike McCarthy reported it as a knee sprain in his postgame press conference. Once the MRI is taken, information will either be officially released by the Packers or it will leak out to the media in some form or fashion. Accordingly, we'll have an update as soon as the information comes available.
Whatever the case, Jennings would seem likely to miss at least some time with the knee injury. For fantasy football purposes, it is likely that you will be without Jennings in your quest for fantasy glory. He could bounce back quickly, but you may need to be prepared to continue your playoff run without Jennings.
Greg Jennings suffered a knee injury during the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Raiders. The Packers were able to overcome it on their way to a 46-16 victory to remain undefeated, but Jennings' injury could have long-term effects.
Jennings will undergo an MRI on Monday to diagnose exactly what's wrong with the Packers wide receiver, according to the Milwauke Journal Sentinel, but Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio says that a torn MCL is currently being mentioned as a possibility.
Jennings' teammates don't seem quite as worried, though, according to their comments to the Journal Sentinel.
"I think he'll be fine," Donald Driver said. "I haven't talked to him yet but I think he should be OK...We know that everybody has a job to do. It's been a proven fact that guys have stepped up and filled other guys' shoes."
"I don't think things would change because we have weapons," Finley said. "We're going to keep this offense going the same. The game plan's the same. We just have to keep this thing going and get behind A-Rod and get this playoff thing going."
There will undoubtedly be more updates coming on Jennings' knee, but right now it doesn't exactly look promising. For more on the Packers, visit Acme Packing Company.
Greg Jennings suffered a knee injury during the third quarter of the Green Bay Packers game against the Oakland Raiders as the Packers continued on their quest to remain undefeated. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced in his post-game press conference that Jennings suffered a knee sprain, an injury that could limit the Packers offense going forward.
Jennings finished Sunday's game with just two receptions and 20 yards while being targeted five times by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but he wasn't exactly needed as Green Bay cruised to a 46-16 victory after leading 31-0 at halftime.
The Packers have just three games left as they look to complete an undefeated regular season and, following Jenning's injury on Sunday, they may need to consider benching some of their starters in a quest to remain healthy heading into the postseason.
Jennings' status for even next week hasn't been determined yet, but it's never good to see players get hurt in what ultimately are meaningless games considering the Packers have clinched homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
Greg Jennings has been one of the most important cogs of Green Bay's nearly unstoppable scoring machine this fall. And now the Packers may have to learn how to play without him: Jennings was injured when his legs were landed on by defenders after a catch against the Raiders on Sunday, and left the game with the help of trainers.
If body language counts for anything, Jennings wearing a towel over his head while on the sideline would certainly seem to be a bad sign for the Packers, who were up 31-0 at the time of Jennings' injury. But Jennings gave the Lambeau Field crowd a thumbs up on his way to the locker room.