Monday, December 12, 2011

Packers WR Jennings out 2-3 weeks with knee sprain

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says wide receiver Greg Jennings will miss two to three weeks with a knee sprain but is expected back for the playoffs.

Jennings hurt his left knee when he landed awkwardly in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over Oakland. Jennings had to be helped from the sideline to a cart and was taken to the locker room.

At 13-0, the Packers can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a victory at Kansas City on Sunday. But losing Jennings will be a significant—if only temporary—blow to a team best known for its dominant passing game.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett and backup running back Brandon Saine left Sunday’s game with concussions. McCarthy is optimistic both players will be available this week.

 Author: CHRIS JENKINS, AP Sports Writer

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