After suffering a torn ACL on Sunday afternoon, the Packers have announced that Jordy Nelson will miss the entire 2015 season.
Jordy Nelson will miss the entire 2015 NFL season, not that it comes as much of a shock to fans who watched him go down on Sunday afternoon. The fear was that the Packers receiver tore his ACL and that was confirmed on Monday with the announcement by the team that the Pro Bowler would miss the entire season and not return at any point.
There was a small glimmer of hope that Nelson might return at some point this season, but that was squashed on Monday afternoon. It’s probably for the better, and at the very least provides some closure for the Packers and their fans as far as hoping Nelson would return.
According to Adam Schefter from ESPN, the Packers have ruled Jordy Nelson out for the entire season.
While medical science has come a long way in the last decade, we’re nowhere near players being able to get back out on the field after tearing an ACL, at least not one who uses their legs as much as someone like Nelson does. It’s one thing if you can hobble and play quarterback with an ACL tear but even that’s a stretch of epic proportions that should be reserved for use only before big games — meaningly probably just the Super Bowl.
Nelson’s absence means that the Packers will have to step up their game behind him on the depth chart. There isn’t a team better than the packers at mining talent from within, and that’s going to be a theory put to the truest test ever this season.
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