However, Jordy Nelson isn’t sure if he’ll be ready in time for the Week 1 regular season game in San Francisco. #Packers
— Paul Imig (@Paulimig) August 19, 2013
There’s been little said about the knee injury to wide receiver Jordy Nelson during Packers training camp over the past few weeks.
Since he’s been shut down, head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged that Nelson had undergone a procedure on his knee but didn’t get into specifics, and Nelson hasn’t talked much to the media.
McCarthy expressed hope that Nelson would be able to return in time for the regular season Week 1 season opener against the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, and while that could still be the case, perhaps the the first sign of an overly optimistic timeframe for return was revealed on Monday.
When the media finally caught up with Nelson, he didn’t rule out a Week 1 return to action, he would appear to have hedged, not willing to go out on a limb either.
“Our main goal is San Fran,” Nelson is quoted as saying at JSOnline. “And that’s just a goal. You never know what could happen. We’ll just continue to go day by day.”
Nelson called his surgery “minor,” but didn’t do much to elaborate.