Having suffered a hip injury on Nov. 4 that ended his third NFL season, Bulaga had been ultra-committed during the offseason as he shifted from right tackle to left tackle. I feel terrible what happened to Bryan and no one knows how hard hes prepared coming off of last years injury, said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. I can [count] on maybe one hand how many days he has left Lambeau Field. He worked out exclusively here in the offseason throughout the summer. So, to see him pour that much into it and able to see it, you feel bad for the person. As for Nelson, doctors expect the receiver to be ready in 4-6 weeks. The Packers open the season Sept.
Stereotyping the Packers’ Jordy Nelson
The “hamstring” is actually made up of three muscles in the back of the thigh: the semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris muscles. They are responsible for bending the knee. The semitendinosus can be seen above in red with the semimembranosus and biceps femoris to its left and right, respectively. The hip is toward the top of the diagram, and the knee is toward the bottom. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. When muscle strains occur, they weaken the injured muscle. They also produce pain. However, pain and weakness can resolve at different rates as an athlete heals. It appears that despite no longer being painful, some of Nelson’s hamstring weakness still remained on Sunday. As Carroll mentioned, it shortened the step length on his injured side compared to his healthy side. His knee might have felt that change. Though this represents pure speculation, as exact medical details are unavailable, the previously mentioned years and years of muscle and ligament adaptation cannot immediately change to accommodate a suddenly altered gait. Nelson’s slightly changed stride length placed a different set of stresses on his otherwise strong and sturdy knee ligaments during Week 17, stretching the ligaments in a way that varied subtly from what they are used to.
Jordy Nelson’s Injury: Speculating What Might Be Going on with Packers WR’s Knee
Football Today Jeff Saturday tells Robert Flores which knee injury will hurt the Packers more, Bryan Bulaga or Jordy Nelson. More Podcasts A day after losing left tackle Bryan Bulaga to a knee injury, Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Tuesday that Nelson underwent knee surgery on Monday and will miss the remainder of the preseason. Doctors attempted to correct a nerve issue in Nelson’s knee that has bothered him since his days in college, a league source told ESPN. The issue has flared up periodically and unexpectedly, including at the beginning of this summer’s camp. Nelson felt like he could have played with the pain all season, taking medication and missing practice, but he opted to undergo the surgery that he has been told will correct the problem. Packers wide receiver James Jones also underwent a similar procedure that helped him deal with the condition. [+] Enlarge AP Photo/Morry Gash Jordy Nelson underwent knee surgery Tuesday but the Packers are hopeful he’ll be able to return by Week 1 when Green Bay faces the 49ers.
Packers WR Jordy Nelson Out 4-6 Weeks, Has Knee Surgery
 Via Juan Elway | 3 days ago So Aaron Rodgers loses his starting left tackle for the year, and now Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers will be without Jordy Nelson for what could be up to the first 4 weeks of the season (they have a bye week 4, and would likely rest him), all because the Packers tried to soothe a nerve issue in Jordys knee. Damn. Rodgers is pretty resilient when it comes to losing… Via BlackSportsOnline | 4 days ago The Packers sort of kept this under wraps, but according to ESPN, Nelson had knee surgery on Monday and hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season. The key word is hope.
Packers’ Jordy Nelson says his race helps him succeed
Tuesday, it came out that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson would miss the entire preseason after undergoing a knee procedure, while San Diego Chargers receiver Danario Alexanders season is already over with a torn ACL. Kevin Roberts, Keet Bailey and Taylor Smith got together Wednesday for a Google Hangout session to discuss the fantasy implications of these injuries, as well as several other pertinent news items, and also doled out some fantasy advice. Remember to check out the new Google Fantasy Football Central page for all things fantasy, and also be sure to tune in to our NFL Soup segment, which will be featured in the Live sectionevery Wednesday from noon-1pm ET. There, well delve into things like potential waiver wire pickups, sleepers, rankings and so on. If you like what you see here or rather hear be sure to like us on Facebook and follow our Google+ page , too!
Jordy Nelson out for preseason
“I know [cornerbacks coach] Joe Whitt tells me all the time, when all the rookies come in, he gives them the heads up, ‘Don’t let him fool ya.’ That’s fine with me.” Packer teammate Greg Jennings said, “He uses that to his advantage.” “It’s not because he’s the white guy. A lot of it has to do with the fact that guys look at him say, “Okay, yeah, he’s the white guy, he can’t be that good.’ Well, he is that good.” “It’s easy for someone to say, ‘Oh yeah, he’s like one of those other white receivers,'” Jennings, who is black, told the newspaper. “He’s not. I’m sorry. He’s not. He knows how I feel about it. Maybe I’m a little biased because he is a teammate, but from watching him day one to right now, totally different player.” Quarterback Aaron Rodgers agrees with his receivers. “When you see Jordy out there, you think, ‘Oh well, he’s a white wide receiver.
2013 Fantasy Football: Impact of Jordy Nelson, Danario Alexander Injuries & More
— I’m sorry to disappoint you. We had it half-right last week on Jordy Nelson . He does fit a stereotype — just not the one that seeped its way into national discussion. The son of farmers and a Kansan, Nelson wears his hair in a crew cut and still squints in front of television camera lights. He physically recoils in the public spotlight and really means it when he says: “I just prefer to do my job every day in practice, and in the game, and then go home and hide out with the family.” Nelson is a blue-collar Midwesterner if there ever was one, a condition that will be increasingly difficult to maintain after a stretch of games that could catapult him to the Pro Bowl. Nelson caught two more touchdown passes Sunday in the Green Bay Packers ‘ 35-26 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , including the game-clincher, and brought his season total to nine with six games remaining. Week 11 Coverage Monday Night HQ How understated is Nelson? Discussing his performance Sunday, the best word that coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers could come up with was “consistent.” Added McCarthy: “I wish I could be more complimentary: He is so consistent and he’s the same guy every day, and thats huge on a lot of different fronts… .” Which is largely why Nelson seemed so out of place last week in a national discussion about the speed and perception of white receivers. We touched on the topic twice, wondering whether opponents were truly underestimating him because of race or whether they have made a schematic decision to focus on other players in the Packers’ offense.