Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been placed on the physically unable to perform list due to what he described as a “hiccup” with his left knee.
Nelson believes that the injury is minor and that he will be ready for the start of the regular season, although there is currently not a timeline for his return.
“Our end goal is still the same,” Nelson said via ESPN. “We’ll be ready for the regular season. Like I said, there’s just a little hiccup with the other leg.
“We’re not worried about it. We’re going to work through it inside and continue to progress, and we’ll be ready to go at some point during camp and definitely for the season.”
Nelson missed the entire 2015 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. He was originally scheduled to be on the field at the start of training camp, but now the team’s goal is just to have him ready for Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Nelson was quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ go-to receiver in 2014, recording 98 catches for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-Pro that season.