Johnny Jolly's Season Reportedly Ended by Neck Injury

Johnny Jolly's amazing come back story appears to be over, for this year at least.

Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

"According to a source familiar with the injury, Jolly has a bulging disc at the C-5 vertebra, and the medical staff is waiting for the swelling to go down before making an assessment on whether surgery will be necessary."

If it was determined that Jolly would need surgery it wouldn't necessarily be career ending. He is only signed through this season, so the Packers would need to re-sign him in the off season if they wanted to bring him back next year.

Packers defensive lineman, Ryan Pickett said of Jolly,

"We believe he'll bounce back. If anyone can fight through anything, it's Jolly. His spirits are good. He's been a leader out there. He's been playing great. He's been a whole lot. We're going to miss him out there for sure."

Jolly ends the season with 21 combined tackles and 1 sack.

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Evan's picture

December 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

Ugh...

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RC Packer Fan's picture

December 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

This really sucks. I really like what Jolly has brought this year.

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Derek in CO's picture

December 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

This is scary, sounds like Chmura's injury. I thought his was herniated C5, if I recall.

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Evan's picture

December 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

C5 and C6, I believe.

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jeremy's picture

December 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Herniated is much worse. Hopefully it is just bulging. Bulging to a certain extent is a normal part of the aging of a disk.

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al's picture

December 20, 2013 at 01:59 pm

:(

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mark's picture

December 20, 2013 at 02:13 pm

Rough. Thoughts go out to #97.

I am excited by the little bit I've seen from Josh Boyd. Go Pack Go.

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Marlow's picture

December 20, 2013 at 04:47 pm

Healing thoughts to you, Johnny.

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December 20, 2013 at 06:16 pm

Truly love what Jolly brought to the D this year.

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WKUPackFan's picture

December 21, 2013 at 03:56 am

Get well JJ, come back strong next year.

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Albert Lingerfeld's picture

December 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

Wish him the best. Unfortunately these injuries are easily recurring unless one changes their habits. I know from experience.

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December 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

The neck. Makes regular Joe's out of football players. See Nick Collins, Sterling Sharpe, J. Finley. Man we lost some great talent due to neck injuries.

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