Jordy Nelson called it a “hiccup.” How long Packers fans have to hold their breath remains to be seen.
As his teammates opened practice Tuesday, Green Bay’s talented receiver said a minor issue with his left knee contributed to a delay in his long-awaited return. He will have to wait a little longer to return to practice after having missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
That knee, Nelson stressed, feels great.
“Through training this summer, I had an incident with the other knee. Nothing serious. Just something minor. A little hiccup in it,” said Nelson, who was forced to watch his teammates run through drills.
“Our end goal is the same,” Nelson said. “We’ll be ready for the regular season.”
Coach Mike McCarthy said he had no long-term concerns about Nelson, either. The Packers had talked about proceeding cautiously with Nelson, anyway.