Training camp sure seems a long way away right now, but if you’d like some good news for a change, it’s that Jordy Nelson should be a full participant when it finally does roll around.
Nelson says he’s on schedule in his return from the torn ACL he suffered in the Green Bay Packers’ second preseason game. He has suggested that he’d like to participate in OTAs in some fashion, but will most certainly be ready for camp.
“The knee feels great,” Nelson said. “It’s right on the path where we want to be, if not ahead. We’re doing everything we can do right now and just waiting for different timetables, continuing to move forward. But we’re right where we need to be, and we look forward to getting back to practice and training camp.
“Now, how much I’m going to be doing (during OTAs) is up to everyone else, probably. We’ll find a nice medium between all of us, but we’ll definitely be ready for training camp and on.”
Nelson will have some rust to work off whenever he returns. He hasn’t been running at full speed yet and hasn’t been allowed to make cuts at all.
And as we’ve seen with many players with torn ACLs in the past, it also usually takes guys time to regain confidence in their bodies.
Hopefully for the Packers’ sake, all of that takes no more than four preseason games.
Hopefully it doesn’t take much playing time in preseason games
Gee I’d fucking hope so…I was back to playing rugby in 5 months, never had a problem since, however they weren’t paying me millions
I wonder if Rodgers still thinks preseason is worthless? Maybe if he spent more time helping out Janis and Aberderry the team wouldn’t be cleaning out their lockers right now.
Give us some Jordy, something that resembles actual quality 0 line depth and Rodgers will again tear up the NFL. And if we got a decent tight end, forget about it.
He should be ready week 1 next season. ACL usually takes a full year to recover from and he sustained it in early in the preseason. Plus I heard that his ACL wasn’t fully torn also, which makes it better.
Did he suffer cartilage/meniscus damage as well? If not, often means knee can basically be as good as new.
I know he also mentioned in the interview that he honestly feels like he could have dressed for the super bowl if Packers made it and he wasnt on IR. Doesn’t sound realistic but comes off that he is truly ahead of schedule
Doctors these days can do some amazing things. It wasn’t all that long ago that a similar injury would have ended a career. Thanks docs.