On Monday, both Packers coach Mike McCarthy and Greg Jennings admitted they’ve given consideration to shutting down the wide receiver until his injury fully heals after initially becoming an issue during the regular-season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 9.
Jennings, who has yet to visit a doctor this week, said he always expects to play, but added he’d consider sitting out after suffering two setbacks with the ailment, including after his 9-yard touchdown catch during Sunday’s 28-27 win over New Orleans.
“That’s always in the back of the mind,” Jennings told the Wisconsin State Journal during a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County event on Monday. “I would definitely err to the side of caution when it comes to something like this simply because if it’s going to continue to be an issue, I’d rather take the time that I need to eliminate it altogether versus going out there and having it re – occur time after time and continue to have setbacks.
“It’s frustrating, but it’s something that comes with the territory when you’re playing this game.”
Jennings, who is an unrestricted free agent after this season, sat out of the Packers’ Week 2 game against Chicago with the injury before returning last week against the Seahawks.
In three games this season, Jennings has 12 catches for 78 yards and one touchdown.
“His injury is as such that it kind of flared up on him again in the game,” McCarthy said. “He could not open up all the way into a full stride, was the concern. So, I would think we are back where we were a couple weeks ago. We’ll see how he is Wednesday. He’ll go through the rehab process and then we’ll learn more there.”