Despite reports of Jordy Nelson missing the rest of Green Bay Packers training camp earlier this month, Nelson saw the field for the first time today after recovering from a knee injury. Aaron Rodgers had nothing but praise on his return.
“He’s a fast healer and we’re glad that he’s feeling good,” Rodgers said of Nelson. “I’m sure after today it will be a good judge of where he’s really at. We threw a lot of balls yesterday on the side and you know he had to go about 50 yards to get that deep one in the air across the field, so it was fun to see him run that one down.”
Rodgers was referring to an 85-yard touchdown pass that Nelson snagged. In hindsight, Rodgers said that he may have left the ball up a little too much for a guy that’s coming back from an injury.
“I laid it up there nice and high,” Rodgers said. “In retrospect, maybe not have him run that far across the field. He was a little tired after that. I’m glad he didn’t open up too much or too soon. But he’s feeling good. I talked to him yesterday for a while. We visited after practice and he said he felt really good, so that’s encouraging considering some of the injuries we’ve had around here that we can count on him to be ready for the season opener.”