Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is doing well 11 months after tearing his ACL in a preseason game.
Nelson is “well ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In fact, Nelson even said he thought he could have played in the Super Bowl if the Packers had made it. (Nelson was placed on injured reserve and wouldn’t have been eligible to play in the Super Bowl, but he thought he was far enough along in recovery to do it.)
What remains to be seen is whether Nelson can be as good a player in 2016 as he was in 2014, when he had career highs in catches (98) and yards (1,519). Even if Nelson is completely healed, it’s probably not realistic to expect him to put up the same kind of numbers at age 31 that he put up at age 29. But from all indications, Nelson will be the Packers’ No. 1 receiver again.