Monday August 24th, 2015

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin said the NFL's preseason schedule is not to blame for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson's reported season-ending ACL tear. 

Quin was asked for his thoughts on the length of the NFL preseason with regard to Nelson's injury, and he said that he believes injuries are inevitable. 

“I think injuries are going to happen. I hated Jordy got hurt, but in my beliefs and the way I believe, it was—God had meant for Jordy to get hurt,” Quin said, according to CBS Detroit's Ashley Scoby. “So if he wouldn't have got hurt today, if he wouldn't have played in that game, if he wouldn't have practiced anymore and the next time he walked on the field would have been opening day, I feel like he would have got hurt opening day.”

On Sunday,'s Ian Rapoport reported that Nelson had been diagnosed with a torn ACL after hurting his left knee during the Packers' preseason game against the Steelers. Nelson left the game after slipping on the turf during the Packers' first drive. 

Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards for 13 touchdowns last season, including 11 catches for 145 yards in two games against the Lions. Green Bay won the NFC North in 2014 after finishing the year 12-4, while the Lions earned a wild card after finishing second in the division with a 11-5 record. 

Quin made his first Pro Bowl last season after leading the league with seven interceptions. 

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