Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL

AP

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.

58 responses to “Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?”

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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

  25. @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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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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