Greg Jennings hopes that having surgery now will help him return for Green Bay’s playoff run. (Mike Roemer / AP)

Greg Jennings has enjoyed plenty of face time this season, but very little of it has been on the field. Now it appears the Green Bay wide receiver will miss more games due to the nagging groin injury that has plagued him since Week 1.

Jennings said Thursday that he will undergo surgery to repair a torn groin muscle on Tuesday in Philadelphia (via Green Bay Press-Gazette editor Mike Vandermause).

Jennings, who led Green Bay in targets, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2008 and 2010, returned to the lineup for Weeks 3 and 4 after missing Week 2. He has not played since, and on Thursday Jennings told reporters he regretted rushing back. Jennings said he made the decision to go ahead with the procedure — which he said would not be season-ending — after meeting with a specialist this week.

James Jones and Randall Cobb have filled the void in Green Bay’s pass-happy offense, and the team is 3-1 without Jennings in the lineup this season. But the injury will damage the two-time Pro Bowl selection’s hope of signing a long-term contract with the Packers in this, his final year under contract. If the trio of Jones, Cobb and last year’s breakout star Jordy Nelson continue to thrive, Green Bay may choose to let Jennings walk after the season.

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