GREEN BAY – Hurricane Sandy’s effects are being felt by the Green Bay Packers – and specifically by Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Jennings, who was scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday, had to have his surgery postponed because of the storm, which was set to make landfall on Monday evening and wallop the entire East Coast region, including Pennsylvania.
Jennings visited Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia last week for a second opinion on what had been diagnosed as a groin injury, and Meyers scheduled surgery for Tuesday. That won’t happen now, as Jennings remained in Green Bay with no clear idea of when he’ll be able to have the procedure done.
“Exactly when he will go?” McCarthy said. “That has not been determined yet.”
Meanwhile, McCarthy did not provide any further updates on defensive ends Jerel Worthy (concussion) and Mike Daniels (sprained ankle). Both players left Sunday’s 24-15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars with their injuries and did not return. McCarthy also did not know if fullback John Kuhn (hamstring), cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) or outside linebacker Nick Perry (knee) would be able to return for this Sunday’s game against Arizona.
“I’m probably the wrong guy to ask,” McCarthy said. “(I’d say) they’re all playing. But the trainers don’t feel as good, so really Wednesday is a big day because they really up their rehab. They’ll do everything they can between today and Wednesday to get themselves into a position to go through the testing. We’ll see what happens.”
Asked about wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Wednesday and missed Sunday’s game, McCarthy replied, “He worked out before the game (Sunday). He’s close. He’s getting close. But we’re in unchartered territory with Jordy. Jordy’s never experienced a hamstring injury. We’ll see where he is Wednesday.”
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