Thursday, December 19, 2013
Injury report: Jolly's injury looks serious
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Johnny Jolly's comeback season may be over because of the injury he sustained in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.
It was originally called a shoulder injury after the game, but the Packers have added neck to the injury report. It was serious enough that the Packers have already ruled out Jolly for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"Johnny Jolly suffered a significant injury," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday. "We got the report last night, so that's why Johnny is declared out."
McCarthy provided no other details about the injury.
If Jolly's injury keeps him out for the rest of the year, it ends his remarkable comeback after serving prison time and a three-year NFL suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Jolly is not under contract for next season, but the 30-year-old perhaps showed enough to warrant a new contract for next season.
"If anybody can bounce back from something, it's Jolly," said Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett, one of Jolly's closest friends on the team. "We all feel good about that. He'll be back. He'll be playing football again. So all we can do is be there for him, just wish him well."
There were no other changes to the injury report.
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