Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings returned to
practice for the first time since undergoing abdominal surgery yesterday, while
the team has announced that linebacker Clay Matthews in doubtful to play Sunday
against the New York Giants and cornerback Sam Shields has experienced a setback,
reports Tyler Dunne and Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel.
Cornerback Sam Shields is still "a couple
weeks" away from returning from his high ankle sprain. Running back Cedric
Benson, the team's injured reserve exemption, may need surgery to repair his
Lisfranc injury. And coach Mike McCarthy said outside linebacker Clay
Matthews is "doubtful" for Sunday's game at New York.
Jennings and fellow wide receiver Donald Driver were limited
at practice yesterday. It’s a good first step for Jennings as he attempts to
return from an abdominal injury suffered early in the season. He’s been
sidelined for most of the year, and it’s not yet clear if he’ll be able to
return this weekend against the Giants.
Matthews continues to be hampered by a hamstring injury, and
the fact that he was ruled out this early in the week likely isn’t a sign that
he’s nearing return. Beyond Matthews and Shields, who’s attempting to return
from a high ankle sprain, safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) and linebacker
Vic So’oto (illness) also didn’t practice yesterday.
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