Ty Montgomery hasn’t started running at all in his recovery from ankle surgery. That appears inconsequential, considering the crown jewel of the Green Bay Packers’ receiving corps — Jordy Nelson, who’s coming back from a torn ACL — is doing everything.
That includes running routes.
To clarify, Nelson has run some routes. That's another big step in his comeback/rehab. https://t.co/cOmJy3SA9x
Running is one thing. Running routes is something else entirely for a wide receiver coming back from a foot, ankle or knee injury.
The cutting that comes along with that activity is the final hurdle players with those lower body injuries have to get over. If they can cut without pain or chance of re-injury, then it’s full speed ahead.
That appears to be where Jordy Nelson is approximately eight months after tearing his ACL.
The Packers haven’t revealed what their plans are for Nelson this offseason. He’ll most definitely be a full participant in training camp, but the Packers may decide to let Nelson hang back during OTAs and minicamp.
Regardless of the Packers’ plan, Nelson and his doctors obviously have their own.
It would appear he’s ahead of schedule.