The Green Bay Packers wide receiver depth could be taking a big hit for the team’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers top receiver, Jordy Nelson, underwent surgery on his knee two weeks ago and it was expected to keep him out for the entire preseason.
With the preseason winding down, it’s beginning to look like Nelson’s recovery time could expand in to Week 1 of the regular season.
While Nelson would love to play in the game, he doesn’t seem overly confident that he will be available for the season opener.
From FOX Sports Wisconsin:
“You never know,” Nelson said Monday in the locker room…”Our main goal is San Fran. And that’s just a goal. You never know what could happen. We’ll just continue to go day by day.”
It does look like a big blow to the Packers offense on paper, but it is also important to remember that the team went four games without him just a year ago and they were able to go 4-0.
Of course, the 49ers are one of the toughest opponents in the NFL, so they will need to be at full strength when they face off.