The Green Bay Packers' quest for a perfect season took a big blow Monday when it was announced that Aaron Rodgers's favorite target, Greg Jennings, could miss the rest of the regular season. But don't fret Packers fans -- he's expected to return for the playoffs.
Jennings sprained his knee during Sunday's win over the Raiders. He is expected to miss two or three games, but should be good as new come the post-season.
"We have three games left," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "Yes, I would think it'd be safe to say he'll be back for the playoffs."
Jennings is Green Bay's leading receiver with 67 catches and is just behind Jordy Nelson in yardage. He has been targeted 101 times -- 31 more times than Nelson.
"Greg's a playmaker, and it's hard to fill in (for) a guy like that," tight end Jermichael Finley said. "But we've got playmakers all through our offense. Young guys are going to have to step up, or the guys that already in will have to step up. Next man up."
Donald Driver is one of those guys.
"I think we know that everybody has a job to do," Driver said. "It gets to a point where somebody has to step up, I think we can do it. It's been a proven fact that guys have stepped up to fill other guys' shoes."
While it will be difficult for the Packers to play without Jennings, at least he will be back when it counts.
"We feel fortunate that it is only a couple weeks," McCarthy said.