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Nelson Suffers Bursa Sac Injury, Hawk To Have Scope

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Nelson Suffers Bursa Sac Injury, Hawk To Have Scope

Head coach Mike McCarthy discussed several post-Super Bowl injury updates in his season-ending press conference on Wednesday:

  • Wide receiver Jordy Nelson sustained a bursa sac injury to his knee during the Super Bowl, which is why he was seen on crutches during yesterday's "Return to Titletown" event. McCarthy described Nelson's injury as "significant" and said he battled through it during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
  • Linebacker A.J. Hawk has a chronic wrist injury for which he will have a scope.
  • Wide receiver Donald Driver would not have been able to play this upcoming week had there been a game after suffering an ankle injury in the Super Bowl.
  • Cornerback Charles Woodson has a collarbone injury but he does not anticipate having surgery and should be ready for next season.
  • No surgery is anticipated for tackle Chad Clifton's knees this offseason either.
  • Cornerback Sam Shields had a shoulder sprain.
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pittpackers's picture

The resilience of this team is inspiring.

Ryeguy812's picture

Wow, what guts by Jordy! Wonder if he sustained the injury in the 3rd quarter when the DB caught him from behind and pulled him straight down? Looked awkward to me

Norman's picture

There's no way Cutler could have suffered Jordy's injury as he has no sac.

Mark's picture


Nerdmann's picture

"Significant" as in "will require surgery?"

Brian Carriveau's picture

He didn't elaborate, Nerdmann. He just said "significant."

WoodyG's picture

Cliffy won't know what to do this off-season ..... Less pain than a normal off-season & no surgery rehabilitation time .... Needs to find a hobby .....

PackersRS's picture

Thanks God for that, might I add. The guy has battled through injuries the last 3 or so years.

Now that he's finally healthy, we've seen him play perhaps his best football ever, culminating in a dominant performance at the SB. If I'm not mistaken, Harrison only had a sack, but it was in the middle.

I don't remember Clifton allowing a single pressure.

I don't care about his age, after all he's an olinemen. Healthy, Clifton has been as good as he's ever been, and I see no reason he can't perform like this for 2-3 years.

Doug In Sandpoint's picture

Hope he doesn't ask Underwood for any ideas on how to spend the summer...

Aaron Rogders's picture

Is there a general time line for healing a bursa sac injury?

I hope Jordy won't lose any speed like some knee injuries can do to you.

Josh's picture

Bursa Sac healing is about 5 days. It's a mildy-painful injury that is basically a pile of fluid that drains out of your bursa sac. The bursa is the part between femur/lower leg that is part of your lower knee. Not even close to as bad as an MCL.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Holding you to that.


Josh's picture

I've had both injuries. The MCL for me was an agonizing event. I couldn't move laterally without screaming. I had to wear a brace and could only turn right. Sitting hurt without an extended knee. The bursa was a quick ouch with a giant knee swelling up. The needle that drained it hurt, but apparently the bursa is meant to do that if there's a severe injury. (Human Body Amazing) If I recall correctly, Matt Schaub had this bursa blow up on Tuesday night before a sunday game and played.

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