There was word Green Bay Packers receiver [intlink id=”22″ type=”category”]Jordy Nelson[/intlink] suffered an injury during [intlink id=”1425″ type=”category”]Super Bowl XLV[/intlink], but the extent of it wasn’t reported.
Nelson suffered a bursa sac injury in his left knee — bursa sacs are filled with fluid and act as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues in the body (yeah, I looked that up).
The injury affected Nelson’s ability during the game, according to coach [intlink id=”67″ type=”category”]Mike McCarthy[/intlink], and after, he was taken to the team plane in a wheelchair.
If you remember, QB [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink] threw a corner route to Nelson on third and goal from the 5-yard line and the ball skimmed off the receiver’s hands..
McCarthy said he watched the tape several times and that it was obvious that Nelson could not push off his left leg the way he normally would and, if he weren’t injured, would have caught the pass for a touchdown, giving the Packers a 10-point lead.
Despite the injury, Nelson played the entire game and finished with a team-leading nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown.
That’s how it’s supposed to be done, [intlink id=”405″ type=”category”]Jay Cutler[/intlink].