The Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson is the 13th ranked wide receiver in this year’s fantasy draft standings, but all of that may soon change after Nelson underwent knee surgery on Monday. Nelson is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and could very well miss the start of the regular season.
Nelson has been dealing with nerve damage in his knee since his college days, but during the past couple of weeks, the problem has gotten out of hand. Nelson was having serious mobility issues and doctors decided that the nerve damage had to be addressed immediately and scheduled the surgery. Nelson thought he would be able to play through the pain, but he was obviously over ruled by the front office.
Nelson missed four games last season because of hamstring and ankle issues. This injury is likely to push his fantasy wide receiver ranking out of the top twenty. Even if he can be ready by the season opener on September 8th, the Packers will likely ease him back into action.
There were already some injury concerns for Nelson coming into this season and now they are unavoidable. With so much depth at the wide receiver position in fantasy football, this is not a player you want to grab before the 10th round. Sure he can bounce back and have another terrific year, but at this point there are much healthier options on the market for your fantasy squad.