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Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL

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It looks like Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis is going to spend his rookie season on injured reserve.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers believe Abbrederis tore his ACL during practice on Thursday. Abbrederis was headed for more tests on Friday and coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t confirm anything about the severity of the injury when he met the media.

“I haven’t had time to sit down with the medical staff,” McCarthy said. “Right now, he has a knee. He completed practice yesterday.”

Abbrederis was a fifth-round pick after catching 202 passes during his Wisconsin career and was competing for punt return duties in addition to an offensive role. Now it looks like he’ll have to wait and try his luck again next year.

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58 Responses to “Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 1, 2014 4:17 PM

    Even as a die-hard Viking fan…

    I don’t wish injuries on anyone.

    Hoping for a full recovery.

    Skol.

  2. Heretopissuoff says: Aug 1, 2014 4:19 PM

    Hate rookies that get season ending injuries they finally reach their dream and it ends just like that
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  3. abqpacker says: Aug 1, 2014 4:19 PM

    Major bummer. Good guy who was on his way to having a great rookie season.

  4. seapoeschl says: Aug 1, 2014 4:22 PM

    This is the first time I have ever liked a comment from thepftpoet.

    As a die hard Packer fan…

    I don’t wish injuries on anyone either.

  5. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    Dang. Well he’ll be all right I’m sure. Next season kid. Next man up!! GO PACK

  6. smartanis says: Aug 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    I wasn’t aware that knee removal was an option.

  7. codythao35 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    Put it on TT for not drafting g the right players. This guy is another bust who does not know how to run route.

  8. thepftpoet2099 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    For those curious, this guy never plays. Struggles to come back in 2015 with 5 catches for 89 yards, before tearing his ACL again in 2016.

  9. akboot says: Aug 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    As a Viking fan, this is the first time I’ve ever liked a comment from thepftpoet too.

  10. tangysizzl says: Aug 1, 2014 4:33 PM

    And so it begins…

  11. deltaoracle says: Aug 1, 2014 4:34 PM

    Really unfortunate because he had been having a good camp and is a “do everything” guy who could have done punt returns if necessary.
    He’s already overcome a lot of long odds in his career, and I hope he’ll beat this as well.
    GB fortunate that WR may be their deepest position.

  12. deltaoracle says: Aug 1, 2014 4:36 PM

    It’s rough because he was having a good camp and is a good “do everything” guy. He’s overcome a lot of long odds getting this far and I hope he’ll come back from this as well.
    GB lucky that WR may be the deepest position on the team.

  13. tommiepickles says: Aug 1, 2014 4:38 PM

    This guy was a good football player for the badgers and a nice pickup for the pack. This coming from a diehard vikes fan. even though he wouldve prolly been the 5th wr, its a tough break, wish him well.

  14. arrowtoyourknee says: Aug 1, 2014 4:39 PM

    Bummer when the injury bug bites anyone, especially a rookie, no matter which team. Wishing for a quick recovery for him!

  15. keepingitlogical says: Aug 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    Thanks for the class poet. This kid is just a small town guy that worked his tail off to get where he is. Sad if it is an ACL.

  16. weepingjebus says: Aug 1, 2014 4:41 PM

    It’s a nice sentiment, although it’s clear that pftpoet is not really a Vikings fan. His true allegiance is unclear, but by the process of elimination with his alts we know he at least is not a Vikings, Redskins, Steelers, or Jets fan.

  17. largent80100 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:45 PM

    One of my favorite draft sleepers.

    Sad news.

  18. trumb1mj says: Aug 1, 2014 4:46 PM

    “GB lucky that WR may be the deepest position on the team.” If this is true, the Packers are in big trouble…

  19. ariani1985 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:46 PM

    To bad for the young guy, he was easlily the class receiver on that rancid roster of garbage!!!

    good luck on your recovery….

  20. packsoldier says: Aug 1, 2014 4:47 PM

    He’ll be back next year. He would’ve been stuck at #5 on the depth chart as it was. Behind Nelson, Cobb, Boykin, and Adams. And we’ve got a bunch of other promising players making a push for a roster spot this year. The Packers are still loaded at wide receiver.

  21. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 1, 2014 4:47 PM

    codythao35 says:
    Aug 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    Put it on TT for not drafting g the right players. This guy is another bust who does not know how to run route.

    I believe he can run a route better than you can construct a sentence.

  22. haaaaasoooooo says: Aug 1, 2014 4:53 PM

    Sucks. Love the abber

  23. captaincanoe says: Aug 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    thepftpoet – big high five from Packer Fan.

  24. snoop24 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    He’ll be back next year. He would’ve been stuck at #5 on the depth chart as it was. Behind Nelson, Cobb, Boykin, and Adams. And we’ve got a bunch of other promising players making a push for a roster spot this year. The Packers are still loaded at wide receiver.

    Funny……..it might not be Rodgers that makes the receiver. The Pack just somehow keeps drafting so well at that spot. Next man up and oh look he has pro bowl potential. Dreamers.

  25. disgustinguished says: Aug 1, 2014 5:07 PM

    Tough break for this kid and the Pack. Sounded like they were looking to him to be a return guy. Big question mark there, still. It is rare for pftpoet to show some tact, so thanks for that. Maybe one day ariani1985 will learn the concept. But I won’t hold my breath. She seems very angry with lots of time on her hands.

  26. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    Now the refs are REALLY gonna pull for the Packers this year considering they had a loss.

  27. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 1, 2014 5:10 PM

    Quick recovery.

  28. milkcan44 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:11 PM

    The most important thing now is that TT needs to find a punt and kickoff returner so they do not have to turn to Cobb.
    They let Jeremy Ross go who is now dynamic, but given his lack of confidence at the time, probably forgiveable.

  29. brokebackbrees says: Aug 1, 2014 5:12 PM

    Even with a blown out knee, would still be better/faster/stronger than any WR on green bay. Rest up for a month kid, the Packers are gonna need you week 1.

  30. acmepackers says: Aug 1, 2014 5:15 PM

    They’ve got about 6 or 7 WRs that would have a chance to start on other teams. This stinks for Abbrederis but is a ‘lucky’ break for one of the guys on the fringe of making the 53-man roster.

  31. honalulublue says: Aug 1, 2014 5:21 PM

    The Lions went through it with Leshoure, Broyles and Greenwood recently and none, as of yet have been able to perform as hoped to this point. While Broyles wasn’t a camp casualty, he missed OTAs and some camp and was lost very early his rookie season.

    You can’t really wish these things on a kid working hard to fulfill a lifelong dream and still consider yourself a fan of anything, much less human.

    Keep the chin up and nose to the grindstone. As disappointing as it is, your dream is not over yet! Modern sports medicine seems miraculous.

  32. hodag54501 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:28 PM

    And now the first of a seemingly never ending string of serious injuries that happen nearly every year to the Packers.

    It is really, really annoying.

    When are they going to get it fixed.

    As Vince Lombardi so aptly put it, “what the hell is going on out there?”

  33. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    We’ve all become quite accustomed to reading about another Packer being lost to injury, but the Packers are going to be just fine until the injury report headline contains the name “Aaron Rodgers.” As long as that guy is still upright, the Packers are contenders. If he goes down for any length of time, it’s over.

  34. pappavike says: Aug 1, 2014 5:32 PM

    Hate to see players get injured, especially rookies but it’s something all team’s deal with. Some teams more than others, hope he’s a fast healer. I know as player I always wanted to compete against the best, teams that are missing playmakers takes some of the shine off a victory! But your taught a win is a win get’em when you can. I can say that when a key players are unable to play, Coaches try to take full advantage of it!!

  35. cribbage12 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:41 PM

    Bummer for this kid especially since unlike most draftees he gets to play for the team he grew up rooting for as a youngster and have family, friends and Badgers in the stands cheering his every move.

    Thumbs up to PFTP. Thumbs down to Ariani – she hasn’t got a kind bone in her body.

  36. purpleguy says: Aug 1, 2014 5:50 PM

    It’s a shame when these ACL injuries occur, but even worse when the happen in practice. The hometown hero thing will have to wait a year. It’s weird, but the Pack almost seems thin at WR depth for a change.

  37. veence69 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:54 PM

    hodag54501 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:28 PM

    And now the first of a seemingly never ending string of serious injuries that happen nearly every year to the Packers.

    ___________________

    Another Ted Thompson “Diamond in the Rough”. you have a roster full of injury-prone players because Ted Thompson drafts athletes, not football players.

    Or look at it this way if you insist on being a homer: The Packers have roster every year that seems to be injured more often than not. The Packers have a roster every year that ws hand-picked by Ted Thompson.

    There’s no curse, no voodoo.. Just Ted.

  38. stellarperformance says: Aug 1, 2014 5:54 PM

    Done before he got started. Too bad. He seemed a bit small to me, to be banging with much bigger guys. Shame.

  39. natelan says: Aug 1, 2014 6:06 PM

    Usually doesn’t end well for rookies who tear their ACL, let alone a late-rounder. Here’s hoping he’s the exception…

  40. codythao35 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:12 PM

    Guy is a bust, TT’s fault and some one in little town WI is pretty bitter about the comment, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 1, 2014 6:14 PM

    This reminds me of when Greg Childs tore both his patellar tendons during a training camp scrimmage his rookie year. He was never able to come back from that. On the other hand, Chad Greenway tore his ACL in the first preseason game his rookie year, and he certainly came back strong.

  42. whatjusthapped says: Aug 1, 2014 6:17 PM

    He had an uphill battle to even make the roster. In a small way, this is a break for him because chances are he would have been cut this year, picked up by the Vikings and never had a chance to play on a real NFL team.

    Good luck next year.

  43. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 1, 2014 6:22 PM

    I don’t want a replay of last years injuries which cost us so dearly. Sad face here.

  44. dukeeddy says: Aug 1, 2014 6:34 PM

    I wondered how long it would take before we read about a significant injury, as well as who the player would be that sustained the injury. I was looking forward to seeing what he would do at the next level, and hopefully he will be able to rebound next year.

    Is it just me, or do these injuries seem to be happening with greater frequency than in the past. I have been watching pro football, and specifically the Packers for over 50 years, and through all those years I do not remember seeing so many injuries…especially involving the knee area. Now it seems to happen all the time and to all the teams.

  45. bassplucker says: Aug 1, 2014 6:46 PM

    Redshirt season. No big deal. It’s not like he was gonna get that much run with the Packers this season anyway, and they have plenty of WR depth.

    Sucks for him, but nothing the team can’t overcome.

  46. hansenbrothers says: Aug 1, 2014 7:38 PM

    Bummer, he’s a class act. Gotta feel for him.

  47. artvan15 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:09 PM

    He almost lasted 1 week. Jeepers………

  48. rho1953 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:11 PM

    He was destined for the practice squad anyway, they are too deep at WR. It frees up a roster spot early. Next man up.

  49. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 1, 2014 8:40 PM

    Hang in their Jared. Gridiron glory is merely postponed.

  50. GenXJay says: Aug 1, 2014 8:55 PM

    Devastating for him. Although, im told yoga is the cure all in cheesebay.

  51. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Aug 1, 2014 9:45 PM

    Hope this kid is ok. Doesn’t matter who you’re a fan of, injuries just decrease competition and devastate teams and their fans.

    Hope he recovers quick, can’t wait for this season.

  52. gforce4all says: Aug 1, 2014 11:19 PM

    JEFF JANIS BABY!! KEEP YOUR EYE ON HIM!!

  53. txpackfan77 says: Aug 2, 2014 1:53 AM

    This really sucks. I was hoping that he would be the surprise rookie star.

  54. axespray says: Aug 2, 2014 2:36 AM

    damn it.

  55. footballrulz says: Aug 2, 2014 1:24 PM

    @dukeeddy–I get what your’e saying but remember back in the day those guys would just play thru the knee injuries. Didn’t have the same surgical options as today. Probably why why so many “old school” NFL players limp around.

  56. ajd4 says: Aug 2, 2014 5:08 PM

    Another Ted Thompson “Diamond in the Rough”. you have a roster full of injury-prone players because Ted Thompson drafts athletes, not football players.

    Or look at it this way if you insist on being a homer: The Packers have roster every year that seems to be injured more often than not. The Packers have a roster every year that ws hand-picked by Ted Thompson.

    There’s no curse, no voodoo.. Just Ted.

    ————————————————————

    Actually I think Ted drafts football players more than athletes. Abredaris was by far not the best athlete in the draft, probably not the best in the 5th round. But the guy worked for everything he has and developed into a great football player. Hopefully the guy can rehab, hit the weight room and reset in 2015.

  57. packerenglishmajor says: Aug 2, 2014 7:01 PM

    He has Wes Welker potential, a very smart w/o.
    I think I saw almost all of his home games and he played since his freshman year.
    This guy was money in the bank for the Badgers.
    I was sorry to see him go to the Packers – he’s that good!
    I’m even more sorry to see him injured.
    Good luck – heal fast!
    A Vike’s fan

  58. packfanaj12 says: Aug 2, 2014 9:35 PM

    Very sad, however there is no reason to think he will not overcome this, he has overcome so many things before and it has made him a better player, but this is a rough injury… hope for the best.

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