Jared Abbrederis Has a Torn ACL

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Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis

And so it begins! It took almost a week, but the Green Bay Packers finally have their first season-ending injury. Rookie receiver Jared Abbrederis has a torn ACL.

Abbrederis suffered the injury in practice on Thursday — a practice that he finished — and sat out on Friday, watching from the sideline with a sleeve over his knee.

And so, the Green Bay Packers 2014 injury plague is officially underway. Anyone want to start taking odds on who the first guy to go down with a hamstring will be?

If there’s a bright side here, we think this is probably it. Abbrederis hasn’t actually played an NFL game yet, so it’s not as if the Packers are now missing a big-time contributor from 2013.

Although he’s done pretty well in camp by all accounts thus far, it’s also not as if Abbrederis was going to be one of the Packers top three receivers this year, either. It was starting to look like he might be the guy on punt returns, but the Packers have plenty of other options there as well.

This just opens up the door to a roster spot for a talented guy who might not otherwise have gotten one. The Packers have approximately 37 receivers in camp. A number of them — Jeff Janis, Kevin Dorsey, Chris Harper, etc. — probably have NFL talent, but would have had a hard time making the Packers because the receiver group is so deep.

Now, one of those guys is going to get a roster spot and a whole season to show what he can do.

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20 Comments on "Jared Abbrederis Has a Torn ACL"

  1. E. Wolf

    I still believe an unusually high number of ACL strains and tears pertains to something wrong in the medical and training programs. One year is coincidence, two years is really a fluke, beyond that, it can no longer be a coincidence.

    • Archer

      Wouldn’t one occurence be a fluke and a second be a coincidence? If there is only one incident, to what would it be a coincidence? Thank god you don’t do this for a living…

      • E. Wolf

        And the little weiner dog went yap yap yap.
        Keep dancing you monkey. Dance–and clap your hands. I am making you react to me.
        No one cares or takes note of what you write. I never take notice unless you troll me. That I have detractors like you trolling me simply means my words resonate, however much they attract detractors.
        And no, two times is not just a coincidence. Just ask Sam Rothstein:


    • The Money Mike

      ACL tear today is basically because everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger. Everyones ACL has a breaking point, athletes put much more strain thier bodies now then they used too Hamstrings on the other hand, well just ask my friend Mr. PED

  2. Shawn iltarion

    Kevin Dorsey just made the team. His odds were looking decent before this- he has been practicing with the 1s on special teams- but this pretty much wraps it up.

    With Nelson, Cobb, Boykin, Adams, and Myles White, the Packers are pretty loaded at WR, once again. With Dorsey, I think they keep 6.

    Abbredaris has some skills that no one other than Cobb has, and he would have immediately upgraded the punt return, but if it had to happen to someone, at least it wasn’t a starter.

    Letroy Guion has already won the injured hamstring contest.

  3. the real russ letlow

    wouldn’t Letroy Guion be the first hammy of the new season? did it in the time off between OTAs and training camp, but a hammy by any other name is still a hammy.

  4. Phatgzus

    Good News: The Pack get to keep another WR/TE.

    The Bad News: We’re out our likely starting PR. Who now? Hyde? Cobb?

  5. Vijay

    Dujuan Harris will be used on kickoffs only. Running backs these days don’t return kicks. What about that Demetri Goodson kid we drafted, he’s got to be a juke moves kind.
    It won’t be Hyde or Cobb on PR. Or will it…?

    • Phatgzus

      I’d wager a whole bunch Harris will be used on more than just kickoffs, seeing as he is our #3 back and was slated as the #1 before he was injured and the EL Train got rollin’

  6. Packer Bob

    “And so, the Green Bay Packers 2014 injury plague is officially underway.”

    Thanks, you just jinxed this team again.

    • Shawn Shawn Neuser

      Might be a saving grace for Jared, like Kevin Dorsey’s injury might have been for him.
      It is an easy way to get on the IR and stick around for at least one more season. As a fifth round pick, Dorsey and Myles White coming on strong, Jeff Janis likely already ticketed for the PS, there was no guarantee Abbredaris wouldn’t have been cut. Not likely, but still no guarantee. Until now.

  7. 13time1265

    I think this is a good learning experience for Jared both learning the play book and being part of the team even though he will be out this season. He will be one of our top receivers in the future!

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