Found October 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson After weeks of gathering information and visiting with specialists, the Packers receiver has opted for surgery on his ailing groin. He was presented with two possibilities, surgery or injection. Jennings elected to go under the knife, fearing an injection would only mask the root of the injury. The surgery will repair the associated damage, and Green Bay hopes to have him back in three weeks. There has been some confusion regarding the reports since some have described it as abdominal surgery. Jennings is suffering from a condition known as a sports hernia, a condition that affects a specific type of cartilage, known as the pubic symphysis, which conjoins the pubic bones. Known in the medical world as athletic pubalgia, a hernia of this nature forms as repetitive forces placed through the pubic symphysis are redirected into the groin and abdominals resulting in small tears in the muscle. These tears weaken the abdominal wall and inguinal canal, creating the perfect environment for a hernia to develop and protrude through the area. The hernia causes pain in the groin and abdominals while limiting hip function. For a receiver, any limitation in the area can disrupt his ability to perform even the smallest task. The surgery Jennings will undergo will repair the area. In the procedure, any herniated protrusion is returned to its normal location and the damaged area is reinforced with a surgical mesh to prevent re-occurrence. The procedure has a high success rate and generally requires a four-to-six week recovery window. The Packers hope to have Jennings back sooner than that, believing he should be able to return in three weeks. Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not cooperating. Hurricane Sandy caused Jennings to reschedule his surgery, originally planned for Tuesday in Philadelphia. Green Bay will wait to set a new date until the final impact of Sandy has been determined. Look for the surgery to occur sometime next week and Jennings to target a Week 14 return. To complicate the issue, Nelson is always dealing with a lower extremity injury. He was sidelined for the team's win over Jacksonville with a strained hamstring. The injury limited him throughout the week, and he was a late scratch after attempts to loosen the area up were unsuccessful. This week will be more of the same as his practice reps will be limited and a likely game-time decision on the horizon. The Packers have a bye slated in Week 10 so don't be shocked if the team elects to give him a solid two weeks off to insure he's healthy. Ryan Tannehill The Dolphins hope to have their rookie quarterback back in time to face the Colts and their rookie quarterback, Andrew Luck. Tannehill left the team's blowout win over the Jets with a bruised quadriceps muscle and a hyperextended left knee. Tannehill underwent a MRI on Monday that revealed no significant damage. There was some cause for concern entering the tests as Tannehill underwent surgery on this same knee while in high school to repair meniscus damage. However, it appears like he dodged a bullet and has a chance to play this weekend. His availability will be determined how well the leg responds to treatment. The Miami medical staff will focus on treating the muscular injury and any associated limitation. It is important this gets treated so they can also focus on any range of motion restrictions due to the hyperextension injury. Expect him to be limited in the early portions of the week and be a game-time decision Sunday. Jake Locker The Titans released a bit of news that makes Locker's absence slightly easier to understand. Locker has been out recovering from a shoulder dislocation and labrum tear to his non-throwing shoulder, but the team revealed he also suffered a shoulder fracture on the play. The Titans did not detail the location of the fracture, but given the information it seems likely he broke his acromion, a small bony protuberance on the shoulder blade. The bone serves as an anchor for multiple ligaments in the shoulder, helping stabilize several joints. Locker should be cleared as soon as the bone heals, but it remains probable he will need offseason surgery to repair the labral damage. Matt Hasselbeck remains the starter and likely will remain in that role until Week 12 following Tennessee's bye week. TURF BURNS DeMarco Murray: The Cowboys reported that Murray is progressing from his midfoot sprain and has an outside shot at playing against the Falcons. The game is Sunday night, giving him a little more time to receive treatment. Unfortunately, it puts fantasy owners in a difficult spot and it may be wise to find a suitable back for Week 9. Maurice Jones-Drew: The Jaguars spared fantasy owners another week of waiting and already ruled MJD out for Week 9. His foot sprain is not a Lisfranc injury but is still expected to sideline him for at least one more week. Aaron Hernandez: The tight end did not travel with his teammates to London for their victory over St. Louis. The decision increases the odds of Hernandez playing following the Patriots' Week 9 bye. His lingering ankle injury continues to be an issue, and the team hopes the extra rest will finally remedy the situation. Steelers running backs: The three primary running backs on the Pittsburgh depth chart remain hobbled by various injuries. Jonathan Dwyer (quad), Isaac Redman (ankle) and Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) are expected to be limited in practice and no decision had been made on who will start Sunday. Whoever makes it through practice would be the starter by default but remains a risky play. Brady Quinn: A concussion will keep Quinn out of the Thursday night game and keep former starter Matt Cassel behind center. Neither player has shown much fantasy value this season, but it will be interesting how this affects the rest of the Kansas City offense, Dwayne Bowe in particular. Jeff Stotts is a Certified Athletic Trainer, MAT, PES and the Injury Analyst for RotoWire. Follow @RotoWireATC on Twitter. Get a FREE RotoWire 10-day trial (no credit card required) at RotoWire.com .
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Green Bay Packers action squad

Everybody in Green Bay loves the Packers and everybody likes action movies.  So what would happen if you took one of the more interesting groups of players on the Packers, the wide receivers, and placed them into cliché roles you see in every action movie?  Well you don’t have to think about it because I already did it. The Leader – Greg Jennings Key skill: Leadership The...

Hurricane Sandy delays Greg Jennings' surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. Nearly one thousand miles away from Hurricane Sandy, the Packers were supposed to be one of the NFL teams unaffected by the storm's destructive path. But with Greg Jennings set to fly out to Philadelphia for his scheduled surgery, the star wide receiver has no choice but to wait on the procedure. Jennings announced last week that he is opting for surgery to...

Jennings looks good, feels good after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Greg Jennings had to delay his surgery by two days due to Hurricane Sandy, but the Packers star wide receiver confirmed in style that he went through the outpatient procedure Thursday.Jennings tweeted a picture of himself in his hospital bed with the message, "Surgery went well tweeps!! begreat"Jennings' surgery was to repair a rectus abdominis tear...

Hurricane Sandy delays Jennings' surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. Nearly one thousand miles away from Hurricane Sandy, the Packers were supposed to be one of the NFL teams unaffected by the storm's destructive path. But with Greg Jennings set to fly out to Philadelphia for his scheduled surgery, the star wide receiver has no choice but to wait on the procedure. Jennings announced last week that he is opting for surgery to...

Greg Jennings Tweets That His Surgery Went Well

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings Tweeted out a post-surgery picture and mentioned that his surgery went well. The picture that he Tweeted seems seems to convey about 3,000 different emotions but we will take his word that it went well. We are also pleased to hear that it went well, now please get back on the field for my selfish Fantasy Football purposes. Surgery went...

RotoWire NFL Injury Analysis

Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson After weeks of gathering information and visiting with specialists, the Packers receiver has opted for surgery on his ailing groin. He was presented with two possibilities, surgery or injection. Jennings elected to go under the knife, fearing an injection would only mask the root of the injury. The surgery will repair the associated damage, and Green...

Storm postpones surgery for Packers' Jennings

Hurricane Sandy has postponed hernia surgery for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. Surgery had been scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia, head coach Mike McCarthy told ESPNMilwaukee.com. Of greater importance is the fact that Jennings is having surgery for a hernia, which is different than the groin injury which has sidelined him for weeks. Last week, Jennings his...

Packers' Jennings has abdominal surgery

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings had surgery for an abdominal tear on Thursday, and tweeted that the procedure went well. He was originally scheduled to have the surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but Superstorm Sandy changed that schedule. Jennings will likely be out at least another three weeks.

NFL Rumors: Jordy Nelson To Miss Green Bay Packers Game Against Arizona Cardinals?

The Green Bay Packers played without their top two wide receivers when they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, as Greg Jennings remains out with a groin injury and Jordy Nelson missed the game with a hamstring issue. While Nelson will be held out of practice until Friday at the earliest, could the Packers choose to sit him for the second straight game? As much as it may...

Jordy Nelson Test His Injured Hamstring Until Friday

The Packers announced that WR Jordy Nelson will not test out his injured hamstring until Friday. Nelson wound up missing Wednesday’s practice, along with a number of Packers. The team added that Nelson will put in limited rehab work on Thursday, but Friday will ultimately be a huge test for him. At this point in time, it seems as though he could be headed for the dreaded game...

Rotowire Injury Analysis: Fantasy Football Week 8

It’s time for Week 8 Injury Analysis.  Not a lot of significant injuries to report so will devote much of this blog to providing some updates on injuries to key players from previous weeks. Greg Jennings: Weeks ago I had told my readers to be cautious of playing Jennings until he proved he was recovered from his groin injury as this injury can be nagging for many weeks and when...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.