Almost a year to the day in which he suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game against Pittsburgh, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been cleared to return to practice.
Nelson passed his physical on Wednesday, which means he has been removed from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Nelson isn’t expected to play in Thursday nights second preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. It’s not certain whether Nelson would see any action in the final two preseason games at San Francisco (Aug. 26) or at Kansas City (Sept. 1).
Nelson has been sidelined during training camp until now after sustaining what has been described as tendonitis in his left knee. Nelson said his goal is to be ready for the regular season opener at Jacksonville on September 11.
In 2014, Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. He sat out all of last season after suffering the ACL injury to his right knee during a preseason game.