Nelson (knee) has been running at full speed for weeks, evidencing his impressive progress since tearing his ACL in August, ESPN.com reports. Nelson has by all accounts been far ahead of schedule in his rehab from knee surgery. In already being able to run at full speed, Nelson appears poised to be 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around, although it's possible his reps could still be monitored as a precaution. While that's certainly a long time from now, Nelson's progress since his injury is a source of encouragement for the Packers offense.
During Monday's media session, head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that Nelson will "come back better than ever. He's so far ahead of the rehab." Since Nelson suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the preseason, he's only been seen on the Packers' sideline during the course of the 2015 season. Following confirmation from McCarthy that Nelson's recovery is progressing well, the wide receiver seems on pace to be ready for training camp. However, Nelson turns 31 in May, so it's a legitimate question to wonder if he'll regain the explosiveness that was sorely missing from Green Bay's receiving corps in 2015.
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.
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