Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has been on the shelf for a long while now thanks to a torn abdominal muscle and it has taken a toll on his conditioning.
Jennings ran some routes during Packers practice on Wednesday and said that he felt no pain at all as a result of his injury. What he did feel is the same thing many of us have felt after a return to serious physical activity after prolonged injury or illness.
“There were some routes I was able to push it,” he said, via the Associated Press. “I pretty much pushed myself to see how much I can take. As far as speed, I got up to full speed on a few routes. Felt really great. My wind is horrible right now so I’m trying to get my wind under wraps. But other than that, I felt great.”
Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that it was a stretch to think Jennings would be able to play this week against the Giants, but Jennings wasn’t willing to be so pessimistic.
Jennings practiced again on Thursday, so his groin must have responded well to Wednesday's session. If he does play against the Giants on Sunday night, it will probably be in a limited fashion given the depth of the Packers receiving corps.