Johnny Jolly is Done for the Season

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Johnny Jolly

Johnny Jolly

We told you yesterday that the Green Bay Packers knew Johnny Jolly had a significant injury. Well, turns out it’s of the season-ending variety.

Jolly left last Sunday’s win in the first quarter with what was deemed a shoulder injury. He did not return to the game.

In actuality, Jolly has a neck injury. Specifically, it’s a bulging disc in his neck that may require surgery. The Packers medical staff will wait for the swelling to subside before making that determination.

Before you overreact, the injury reportedly isn’t career-threatening.

Yesterday, we suggested Josh Boyd would take the majority of Jolly’s snaps, but it appears that job will fall to C.J. Wilson. Coach Mike McCarthy talked about how well Wilson practiced this week during his press conference.

Boyd has been coming on lately though, so we still expect to see more of him on the field.

As for Jolly, his loss hurts more than just the product on the field. He was also the defensive leader in the locker room.

Now the Packers have zero of those guys on the defensive side of the ball.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

18 Comments on "Johnny Jolly is Done for the Season"

  1. Maryland Cheese Whiz

    I want to echo the above Just ” fuck me” Maybe we can hope raji will have a poor night’s sleep do he’ll at least be grouchy.

  2. Phatgzus

    Maybe the Pack should duct tape Taji to the field goal post the night before the game, that might inspire him to do something.

  3. TyKo Steamboat

    A fine season it was for Jolly. A big man that’s light on his feet.
    I believe the NFL is more about your “mileage” & durability rather than age. Your genetics & how many hits ya take…yea, Jolly did some time in the clank but he wasn’t taking a physical beating…
    He came back to our squad fresh.
    I think I & many other Packer fans just kinda shrugged when he came back on the squad…& props to Teddy T by holding onto him & looking for how he can contribute rather than releasing him back into the pool for some other teams gain.

  4. Deepsky

    Wonderful. Now the Packers won’t sign him in the offseason, but a team like the Vikings will and he’ll plague the Packers for 5 years.

  5. FITZCORE1252

    Neck injury. He’ll never play another down for us. Dickhead McKenzie no likey neck injuries. Richardson is the only guy I can think of that’s came back from one.

  6. PF4L

    Assuming, he’ll be ok, and ready to go. i think 2 factors are in play.

    1) His commitment physically. Although he made the team, he came to camp overweight. Which to me was puzzling as far as you’d think he would’ve been in better shape coming in looking for a job.

    That’s like going into a white collar interview wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

    2) He had to restructure his deal from 2.6 to the veterans minimum. So we’ll see how that works out.

    I personally hope he comes back, i think his passion and aggressiveness is need on this defense, On and off the field.

  7. Kristofer from Oshkosh

    Jolly can still be the guy to motivate the D. It’s not like he won’t be around still.

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