Jordy Nelson’s right ACL — his right leg in general, for that matter — was not the reason he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.
The Green Bay Packers receiver said he had a non-ACL-related injury in his left knee while working out this offseason. A minor “hiccup,” as Nelson described it. He would not say when the injury happened this offseason, but said it isn’t something he expects to keep him out of the Packers season opener Sept. 11 at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“The knee that I had surgery on feels great,” Nelson said. “Through training this summer, I had an incident with the other knee. Nothing serious. Something minor. A little hiccup in it. Our end goal is to be ready for the regular season. There’s just a little bit of a hiccup with the other leg. We’re not worried about it.
“I just want to make sure everyone knows the ACL is good. My ACL is fine. We’re not worried about that.”
Nelson said the “only timetable is Week 1,” so it’s unclear when or if he will return during the preseason. He was on schedule to return for the start of training camp before his left-knee injury.
Before his team’s first training camp practice, coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn’t concerned Nelson would miss the season’s opener.
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