GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) Green Bay Packers’ receiver Greg Jennings is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings at home on Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy said Jennings could have played in Sunday's loss to the Giants at New York – but the team decided to wait, so he could get a full week of practice and build up some stamina.
Jennings has not played since September 30th, when he suffered a groin injury after scoring his only touchdown of the season against New Orleans. He later had surgery for what turned out to be a core abdominal muscle. McCarthy said he expects Jennings to fully take part in Wednesday’s practice – and if all goes well, he sees no reason the two-time Pro Bowler cannot play against Minnesota.
Meanwhile, All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews is not as far as Jennings in returning. But McCarthy says Matthews is getting closer to recovering from a torn hamstring suffered November fourth against Arizona. For now, McCarthy says he’s not sure how much Matthews will practice this week