Mistake: Jordy Nelson season over before it starts, torn ACL in fake-game : Packers Insider

Mistake: Jordy Nelson season over before it starts, torn ACL in fake-game

August 23, 2015 by  
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By Brian E Murphy, PackersInsider.com Senior Editor

~The only thing that really matters in preseason are injuries.

Coach Mike McCarthy just learned that the hard way by playing Nelson in a totally meaningless game and seeing Nelson’s ACL snap, ending his season two three weeks before the opener against the Bears.

I said this week, that the Packers should sit Nelson, Eddie Lacy, and Randall Cobb until Chicago, and this is exactly the reason why.

In a game that meant nothing, a game that doesn't count in the standings, Jordy Nelson's season came to an end 3 weeks before the opener in Chicago, when games count.  Why us? Why not Seattle? Their 3rd most important player is Lynch, Wilson, Earl Thomas or Wagner. Take that guy away all year.

In a game that meant nothing, a game that doesn’t count in the standings, Jordy Nelson’s season came to an end 3 weeks before the opener in Chicago, when games count.
Why us?
Why not Seattle?
Their 3rd most important player is Lynch, Wilson, Earl Thomas or Wagner. Take that guy away all year.

With practices, they should be able to get the rust off, and the timing down well enough. We’ve seen the Packers offense in the past few preseasons seemingly in synch and ready to roll, then only to come out of the gates slow at 1-2 for the past three seasons.

Preseason means nothing. Except the injuries.

What does matter is who makes the team, and this Packers roster has three or four decent wide receivers who were battling for a roster spot. It was for the possible #5 spot, but now the #4 and #5 spots are open because of the loss of Jordy.

Nelson went up to make a catch during the first quarter of the preseason game and, despite making no contact with a defender, went down to the ground and clutched his leg. He ran to the sideline as he’s a guy who doesn’t want to stay down and draw all that negative attention to himself. But he knew it wasn’t good.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Packers’ “initial diagnosis” is a torn ACL. The team is “awaiting MRI results” in order to confirm the injury.

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