Two weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is unsure whether he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
When coach Mike McCarthy initially announced Nelson's surgery, he expressed hope that the 28-year-old's absence would only extend through the preseason. Though Nelson claims his rehabilitation is "progressing right on schedule," he also said that he's "slowly progressing."
With the Packers 20 days away from playing in San Francisco for their regular-season opener, Nelson has some doubt that he'll be on the field with his teammates for that game.
"You never know," Nelson said Monday in the locker room.
"I wasn't going to be able to be 100 percent. It was something I would have been able to play through if it would have happened in-season or something, but there was enough time that we kind of took the chance that if everything went smooth we could get in and out during training camp and hopefully have a healthy 16-game season."
When drafting Nelson, fantasy owners should assume he misses 1-2 games to start the season. He looks like a good value in the 5th round and is an excellent value in the 6th, provided he plays 14+ games.