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Jordy Nelson is good to go for Week One

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With the Packers’ backup quarterback situation more unsettled than the Jets’ starting quarterback situation, it’s been easy to forget that Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson has knee surgery in early August and missed the balance of training camp.

He returned to practice last Monday, and a league source tells PFT that Nelson will be available to play in Week One at San Francisco.

That’s very good news for the Packers, who’ll need their receivers to get open well before a makeshift offensive line yields to opposing defenders, who’ll try to sack Aaron Rodgers more than the 51 times he went down in 2012.

Whispers regarding nerve issues created extra concerns regarding Nelson.  It makes sense to keep a close eye on Nelson’s knee in the early stages of camp.  When he’s healthy, he’s very effective.  Last year, Nelson wasn’t healthy for 25 percent of the season.

More specific information regarding Nelson’s availability will come on Wednesday, when the Packers issue their first injury report of the 2013 season.

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30 Responses to “Jordy Nelson is good to go for Week One”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:08 PM

    I can see Jordy scoring 15 TD’s or so this year.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 3, 2013 7:09 PM

    The Packers will need all hands on deck. The niners are a great team. Foot to have this guy back.

  3. gbfanforever says: Sep 3, 2013 7:10 PM

    He’s been practicing the last two weeks, this isn’t exactly a news flash!

  4. packfan0492 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:16 PM

    He should of had the surgery done early in the off season, then he would be healthy and ready to go. Oh no, that’s right!!! Wait til camp to have it done and get out of camp practice’s. Football is a business not a sport anymore.

  5. Jalen0595 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:22 PM

    Good to have the 4th receiver healthy. Top targets: Cobb, Finley, Jones, Nelson

  6. ruvelligwebuike says: Sep 3, 2013 7:23 PM

    The Packers are 17-1 against the NFC North and have won a Super Bowl in the last three years.

    Just throwing that out there in advance for the all hat and no cattle Vikes fans who are sure to post about this not so recent development.

  7. igocommando says: Sep 3, 2013 7:26 PM

    I actually like this guy. Good too see him ready to play. If he and Rodgers can stay healthy, I see him having a big year. As a Viking fan, it pains me to admit that.

  8. GenXJay says: Sep 3, 2013 7:36 PM

    it’s the run game that’s worth reporting on. ol’ noodle legs Lacy.

  9. ak471978 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:45 PM

    Rodgers won’t even have time to throw this guy against 49ers.

  10. smartestpackerfan says: Sep 3, 2013 7:46 PM

    Sadly it won’t matter. Even with the recruitment of 2 former 49er QBs, because we are super desperate for a win, we shall fall short once again. We have no O-line, Lacy can’t gain positive yards, and our defense is dismal at best. :(

  11. rtp295 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:54 PM

    In 2011 Nelson finished third in receiving touchdowns, if he is heathly all season that could easily happen again

  12. theycallmehof says: Sep 3, 2013 8:04 PM

    “has” or more like HAD “knee surgery in early August and missed the balance of training camp.” Auto correct
    fail get you too?

  13. linemanguy74 says: Sep 3, 2013 8:10 PM

    Wasn’t he hurt a lot last year also

  14. calebo94 says: Sep 3, 2013 8:15 PM

    Wondering what Brett Favre think about this game.

  15. trapshoot says: Sep 3, 2013 8:19 PM

    Hope he can stay healthy this year. Pack needs him badly.

  16. stevent92 says: Sep 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    He would be most teams’ 3rd wideout.

  17. f1restarter says: Sep 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    If he stays healthy, Jordy will once again be a big problem for defenses to deal with. It doesn’t hurt that opposing cornerbacks are too egotistical to admit they need help covering him.

  18. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 3, 2013 8:31 PM

    Was there ever any doubt? Be afraid vik fans. He’s coming for yuo.

  19. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 3, 2013 8:46 PM

    I don’t get it. Vikings fans commenting about the packers, who are vastly superior to their purple and yellow pansy team offensively and defensively?

    I guess people just need to make themselves feel better. Especially the fat, ugly, stupid ones.

  20. rikker12 says: Sep 3, 2013 8:55 PM

    If healthy, he’ll score 10 TD’s vs the NFCN teams alone…. When he runs that sideline go pattern and brings the safety to his side, it opens up the middle of the field for Finley and Cobb, not to mention our improved running game……it’s going to create havoc for defenses..

  21. johngaltwho says: Sep 3, 2013 9:39 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Sep 3, 2013 7:46 PM
    Sadly it won’t matter. Even with the recruitment of 2 former 49er QBs, because we are super desperate for a win, we shall fall short once again. We have no O-line, Lacy can’t gain positive yards, and our defense is dismal at best.

    Clearly you are not particularly smart nor are you a Packer fan. Even the most cynical Packer fan wouldnt see desperation in the backup QB process, would recognize the O-line is at worst unproven and that Lacey did most of his running in pre-season with a backup quarterback leading teams to put 9 or 10 men in the box. Congratulations though, your inane post achieved its goal. I responded.

  22. mn1288 says: Sep 3, 2013 9:45 PM

    StevenT – I hope you’re kidding? He’d be the #1 in MN – I’m assuming you’re a fan of them based on that biased comment. If you need a reminder of how dominant this guy can be, go watch the Super Bowl again.

  23. leatherface2012 says: Sep 3, 2013 10:19 PM

    i will bet the house adrian peterson has more yards than lacy by the end of the year

  24. leatherface2012 says: Sep 3, 2013 10:20 PM

    what if nelson rodgers and the other wide receivers get injured week 1? oh yeah, they have lacy

  25. gbpshareholder says: Sep 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    “a makeshift offensive line yields to opposing defenders” or a young and drafted by design OL… propels GB to the the playoffs where they dominate… it’s all a matter of prospective…

  26. lnfinite says: Sep 4, 2013 12:25 AM

    Glad Jordy is good to go in week one. If the packers lose then some (not all of their silly) fans will have one less excuse to whine about.

  27. axespray says: Sep 4, 2013 12:49 AM

    Be nice to see those awesome Back Shoulder Throw catches again…

  28. ososrule says: Sep 4, 2013 1:12 AM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Sep 3, 2013 7:08 PM
    I can see Jordy scoring 15 TD’s or so this year.

    Come on, Filth!!! This is only realistic for Cobb!

  29. longcutskolvikes says: Sep 4, 2013 11:41 AM

    The NFC North is going to be good this year. I’m looking forward to seeing how Jordy plays this year, one of the most underrated WRs in the league in my opinion.

  30. stellarperformance says: Sep 4, 2013 11:53 AM

    If the 49er’s players are only 1/2 as overly-confident as the Packer-haters, they are going to get their butts kicked.
    The Packers were out-coached last year and they gave up two, too-easy scores. That won’t happen again. And it’s not like the Packers had trouble scoring. I gauarntee you the 49er’s players are not taking this lightly. If they do, it’s their loss for sure.

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