The Green Bay Packers just can’t seem to catch a break. Shortly after losing LT Bryan Bulaga for the season to a torn ACL, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reported that WR Jordy Nelson had surgery on his knee and will miss the remainder of training camp.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the procedure was an attempt to fix a nerve issue in Nelson’s knee that has been bothering him since college. Nelson is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks, and there’s hope that he will be back in time for Week 1 of the regular season. However, there are no guarantees at this point.
Nelson experienced a flare up at the start of camp, and it was the right move to make now instead of waiting further into camp or sometime during the regular season. With Greg Jennings now playing for the Minnesota Vikings and Randall Cobb being taken off the field earlier today with an undisclosed injury, Aaron Rodgers will need Nelson ready and healthy for the start of the year.