Two days after his season ended, Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson walked into the locker room with the aid of a set of crutches on Tuesday to discuss his torn right ACL.
"I'm good. After probably the first day, the shock of it," Nelson said. "I think it might have been different if I had got hit in the knee and would have really been able to understand why it happened. But watching the play multiple times, not truly understanding what caused it, but it's part of the body and things happen. But once I've gotten over that, seeing everyone and talking to them and what not, I'm ready to move on. I'm ready to get after it. Obviously we've got a process until, to get things ready before surgery, and after that we'll get after it. The good thing is we've got a whole year before I need to do anything, so we won't be in any issue of rushing it back, trying to push it to make it back in whatever months. We've got a whole year to make sure we're ready to go next year."
As he did on Facebook on Monday, Nelson thanked the fans for their support and wishes.
"It's been great," he said. "A lot of people have reached out, it's been, I don't want to say surprising, but amazing. To be honest with you, it's been great but I'm ready for it to be done with. (Laughs.) It keeps reminding me. But it's been good. We've got great fans, great teammates, great guys across the league, just people from back home, all over the place. So it's been good, a lot of text messages, which is great."
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