It isn’t coming from the coaches, but today it was suggested the Green Bay Packers won’t play injured receiver Jordy Nelson at all this preseason.
After tearing his ACL last August and missing all of the 2015 season, Nelson showed up to camp with an issue in his other knee. That issue is reportedly tendinitis. While that isn’t serious, it can linger and hamper a player if not allowed to heel fully.
Beat reporter Rob Demovsky made the prediction that the Packers will hold Nelson out of game action until the regular season.
After experiencing what he called “a hiccup” with his left knee while rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee this summer, Nelson will be lucky to even practice before the regular-season opener at Jacksonville. Even quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed prepared for that possibility when he said, “We’re going to need a little bit of time — not necessarily game reps — but just some reps in practice” to be ready for Week 1.
Would that be the end of the world?
No, but Nelson does need to get some reps in order to get his timing and chemistry with Rodgers back.
That may just have to happen exclusively in the controlled environment of practice.
Like we said last week, time to temper expectations for Jordy Nelson.
07/27/2016 at 3:45
That’s what’s irritating. Everyone is acting like it’s no big thing. McCarthy is “not concerned”, Jordy describes it as a hiccup. But Doctors say it can be a lingering injury.
Gee, i remember back in April that Jordy was running routes, and was ahead of schedule, but then couldn’t do anything in OTA’s or minicamp? Then on the eve of training camp, BOOM…PUP List. New injury. NO BIG DEAL.
It is a big deal, when does he get to practice, get his timing down? Get confidence in his knee back mentally. Week one? If that even happens. I’m not trying to be a bitch, but fuck, we need this dude in the worst way.
Montgomery is more drama..Gets a high ankle sprain (as diagnosed by the Packers medical staff). Gets cleared to practice, re-aggravates injury, sits, gets cleared to practice, re-aggravates. Heads to surgery for torn ligament(s), apparently. That was last December.
Anyone remember Derek Sherrod, healing time took 2 years for a broken leg. Because they fucked up his initial surgery, then had to have more surgery’s. The Packers were however tight lipped about all this for obvious reasons. The only reason we even found out details is because Sherrod’s family finally told the story.
I believe the reason the Packers get tight lipped about injury’s is to reduce their chance of embarrassment of medical mismanagement. The biggest issue right now is injurys. Whats the latest with Jared Cook, Linsley, Barrington? The Packers sure as hell won’t tell us, and they won’t let the players talk.
Maybe we roll again with the same receivers as last year minus James Jones….fantastic.
I’m shocked that Montgomery isn’t ready. No way in hell that injury is an almost a year long injury. They are going to use that IR where the player can return at mid season.
Again, reality says Nelson will start the season part time (on a play count). I hope after the bye week Nelson will be able to go full time. Start Nelson out to fast or full time and there is a strong possibility of another set back. I would rather Jordy be back full health for the majority of the season than see him struggle most of the year with continued set backs. In addition Jordy is going to need some time gaining confidence with his knee physically and mentally while under live action.
Reality use to be that Nelson was running and cutting back in April and May, and that he was ahead of schedule. Also that he would be ready for training camp. I just don’t trust anything the Packers say about injury’s. So now the word from McCarthy is he’ll be ready for the regular season and he isn’t concerned. Hmmm……
I remember McCarthy saying Sherrod was practicing, and if they needed him he could play, a week later he was back on the operating table. I also remember McCarthy saying Montgomery was close to being ready, then shortly thereafter was on the operating table and out for the 2015 season.
I hope you’re right and Jordy’s back and healthy for week 1. But history makes me cynical.
I really do not believe Jordy will be back 100% by week one. I believe Jordy will be on a play count to start the season, mainly because If Jordy comes back to quick he could have a major set back. Knees are at least a year + a few months physically and maybe longer mentally.
History also concerns me for the same reasons you state. I also do not trust what the Packers say about injuries. It is frustrating as a fan, but I do understand why the team is vague or hide the truth regarding injuries.
Last year Barrington had injured his ankle during the preseason. There was question that Barrington would be able to play the first week. Barrington goes out week one and promptly has a severe injury to his foot. My guess is that season ending injury was from over compensating for the ankle injury. I do not want to see that occur with Jordy, and I believe there is a high risk of that occurring if Jordy is pushed to fast.
The thing i don’t understand with Barrington, is he can fish, “standing up”, fighting fish that weighed up to 400lbs last April, with a ankle, recovering from surgery. But then not be ready for camp. I mean, this isn’t hauling in a smallmouth bass, it’s a 400lb fucking shark he fought for 45 minutes on his feet, not strapped into a chair.. I don’t get it.