Jordy Nelson Out For The Preseason After Knee Procedure All Green Bay Packers All the Time
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WR Jordy Nelson is done for training camp and the preseason after knee surgery to reportedly correct a nerve issue

In a stunning development after the conclusion of this morning’s training camp practice, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced that wide receiver Jordy Nelson is out for the remainder of training camp and the preseason after a procedure was done on his knee.

According to, the procedure was to correct a nerve issue with his knee that flared up during training camp.  The ESPN report says that Nelson could have made it through the season with pain and by taking medication, but he opted for the surgery that would correct the problem.

McCarthy said he was “hopeful” Nelson would be ready for the regular season opener against the San Francisco 49ers but that is not  certain at this pont.  With Randall Cobb leaving today’s practice with what McCarthy called a bicep injury, the Green Bay wide receiver corps is suddenly getting thin.  Cobb’s injury does not seem severe, but the loss of Nelson leaves James Jones as the only receiver from the team’s top three to remain healthy.

This is good news for Jarrett Boykin as well as Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey to make noise on the practice field.  Johnson and Dorsey have missed practice with injuries but with Nelson confirmed out, this may still give them one last shot at making an impression.  Don’t rule out Myles White either.

After emerging from the first week of camp relatively healthy, the injury bug struck the Packers hard this week with the news about Nelson as well as the reported ACL tear suffered by left tackle Bryan Bulaga.  For a team that was decimated by injuries last season, Green Bay can’t be too thrilled with the injury news coming out of training camp this week.



Kris Burke is a sports writer covering the Green Bay Packers for and WTMJ in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and his work has been linked to by sites such as National Football Post and


21 thoughts on “Jordy Nelson Out For The Preseason After Knee Procedure

  1. So far we’ve had Tramon Williams, Bulaga and now Jordy Nelson sustain knee injuries that I am aware of. There may be others. I hate to be so unoriginal but I have to ask, “What the hell is going on out there?!

  2. I’m still a bit confused – are the Packers just unlucky or are they just doing something wrong in how they practice.

  3. More bad injury news: Aaron Rodgers is going to injure his back this season… from carrying the team

  4. This just in…

    AJ Hawk is out for the season with turtle leg syndrome.

    Nick Perry’s return has been sidetracked with a nagging case of carpal tunnel.

    BJ Coleman has been charged with imitating a QB.

    CM3 was held out of practice and is scheduled to see team physicians for a raging case of foliculitis.

    Eddie Lacy pulled up lame late in practice after suddenly stopping when the roach coach went by.

    MM has been seen closing local area bars the past few nights.

    TT has locked himself in his office.

    Mason Crosby tried to kick his dog and missed.

    Jermichael Finley has proclaimed himself leader and president for life of the Green Bay Packers.

    Dogs are humping cats. It is the end of days.

  5. Nothing like hearing a player deceides to have surgery during camp for something thats been hampering him for years….was there any other time for this to be taken care of or was the ‘Wizard of Oz’ take-off so much higher on the priorty list…sheesh.

  6. I agree with Tarynfor12, why is Jordys injury from last year being addressed now? They knew where to operate on a nerve in his knee which means they preformed a test (mri, cat scan, ect) that pinpointed the problem. Why didn’t do this earlier? I dont like our medical team.

    Also, MM has been conducting early am practices so the team is more rested to help avoid injuries. But yet they went full pads 5 days in a row then went right into family night. I thought a day off before the full contact scrimmage was something MM was going to do to have the players recover a bit from 5 days full pads.

    Im glad Bulaga is still trying to play this year. Hes walking around like hes not even hurt. I hope some kind of Reggie White miracle takes place. I was getting frustrated with him for missing last year and now this year (fracturing his hip with out any contact and hurting his knee during family night) I’m starting to think he’s glass.

    1. I’m with you GBPDAN. Just look at the injury with Jennings last year, the wasted weeks of attempting to let it heal on it’s own. Finally he has the surgery and he’s back in 3 weeks. 3 of the last 4 years the team is a mash unit. M.M. even stresses that the team is paying special attention to strength and conditioning this year, the need to limit the injuries and look at the shape of the team. It’s time for the Packers to change the whole staff in charge of conditioning and the team doctor. Absolutely ridiculous. I know there’s tons of you that think this is just football, part of the game. Not when it’s 3 of the last 4 years. Injuries are part of the game. Team decimation is not.

        1. Perhaps I’m missing something Stroh, I read most of your post and understand you have experience in S&C. You said a lot and although and I value everybody’s opinion here, I think it’s more than bad luck. I also read the pary where members of the staff were recognized and given awards. Perhaps I they won because the Packers continue to have a great record despite all the injuries. With the endless stream of Hamstings, quads, whatever the injury, I have to begin to believe it has to fall on them. Eventually you have to question how a team can finish the season with most games lost by starters in 2 of the last 3 years (2010 & 2012). I know nothing about training NFL players. Hell I don’t know much about the subject at all. But when it’s a problem year in and year out, one has to begin to question the staff. That’s just my thought on it.

  7. Does anyone know what the injuries are to Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey? I keep hearing they are injured but haven’t heard with what – would help to determine timeline on them.

  8. I am just so sick of injuries to my team that I could either puke, cry or put my fist through a wall. Just depends on the day.

    WHY does this garbage not happen to the Vikings, Bears and Lions? Or the 49ers, Cowboys and Giants?


    1. That’s the best post of the f’ing day Bearmeat. I think it sums it up. Rodgers is practicing with James Jones, Finley, and 10 UDFA.

  9. Time for Ted Thompson to use the Bat Phone and tell Donald Driver to get ready to rock n roll! We going to need him….

  10. No reason for panic. Best time to be getting the starters warmed up, and treated. Glad its not in regular season.
    And…now is best time for rookies to get time running routes, and see what they can do.

    Yeah, feel the same frustration though on all the injuries compared to rivals.

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