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Jennings' surgery delayed; Nelson getting close

Oct. 29, 2012
 

Surgery for Greg Jennings’ rectus abdominal tear scheduled for today in Philadelphia has been delayed while the East Coast weathers Hurricane Sandy.

The seventh-year wide receiver hasn’t played since catching a 9-yard touchdown against New Orleans on Sept. 30. The injury, originally believed to be a strained groin, flared up in the regular-season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 9.

It’s limited Jennings to only 130 snaps this season before he finally sought a second opinion from Dr. William Meyers, who was scheduled to perform the 25-minute outpatient procedure until the massive storm hit the Northeast.

“I was just in the training room talking with Pepper Burruss and Greg is obviously delayed from going out to Philadelphia because of the storm,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “Exactly when he will go? That has not been determined yet?”

Following the surgery, Jennings can begin recovery immediately, but is still expected to miss another three weeks. Jennings, who’s a free agent after the season, has 12 catches for 78 yards and touchdown this year.

Along with Jennings, the Packers were without six starters against the Jaguars, including fellow starting wide receiver, Jordy Nelson, who missed his first game since 2009 on Sunday. because of a hamstring injury he sustained at last Wednesday’s practice.

Nelson tested the hamstring and was a game-time decision to play against Jacksonville before he was scratched.

“He’s close. He’s getting close,” McCarthy said. “But we’re in uncharted territory with Jordy. Jordy’s never experienced a hamstring injury. We’ll see where he is Wednesday.”

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