The Packers confirmed Monday wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the 2015 season after sustaining a "significant" right knee injury during Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers. While the Packers did not reveal if Nelson suffered a torn ACL, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel were able to confirm an NFL Network report that is the injury Nelson suffered.
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson could be out for the season, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Nelson left Sunday's preseason game with a knee injury. The initial diagnosis is a torn ACL. The team is waiting for MRI results to confirm.
The Packers fear that wide receiver Jordy Nelson could have torn the ACL in his right knee after he left Sunday's game against the Steelers in the first quarter, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting. Nelson suffered a non-contact injury while trying to make a cut after catching an Aaron Rodgers pass during the team's opening drive. He gingerly jogged off the field and did not return. Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns for Green Bay last season. The Packers later confirmed that Nelson has a knee injury.
Packers premier wideout Jordy Nelson practiced this week for the first time since offseason hip surgery, putting him on schedule for full participation when training camp starts on July 30. The Pro Bowl receiver took part in individual drills during the OTA session Wednesday. "We're right where we want to be," he told ESPN. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. ... We'll be ready to go by training camp. Nelson is coming off his best season. He set career-highs with 98 catches 1,513 yards. He added 13 touchdowns, his second-highest career total.
Packers standout wideout Jordy Nelson admitted Thursday to having hip surgery in the offseason, but downplayed its significance. Nelson attended the OTA session, but did not participate aside from throwing the ball around a bit. "Everything is going well," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "...We're just going to continue to progress ... I don't have any worries about anything that's of importance down the road." Nelson did state that if the hip wasn't bothering him last year, he wouldn't have opted for surgery. "Just an opportunity to get some things cleaned up," he added. The veteran is coming off his most productive season. He established career-highs in receptions (98) and yards (1,519).
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