The Packers suffered a number of injuries during their matchup with the Patriots on Sunday. But, they may have received the worst news about a player who did not take the field at Gillette Stadium.
Receiver Geronimo Allison has been nursing a groin injury that could require surgery.
The third-year player sat out Sunday’s contest and was in Philadelphia on Monday to visit a core-muscle specialist who has operated on a number of Packers players with groin and sports hernia injuries, according to ESPN.
The surgery could keep Allison off the field for more than a month.
“We’ll work through the final prognosis, but it’s a pretty big injury,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
Rookie wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling replaced Allison as the No. 3 receiver against the Patriots, and caught three passes for 101 yards. It was his second 100-yard outing in his past three games.
Cornerback Kevin King was among those who sustained injuries Sunday. King’s hamstring injury, which forced him to exit the contest, isn’t as big as Allison’s, but McCarthy said he’d be “challenged to play this week.”