The hearts of Green Bay Packers fans broke this week when they learned receiver Jordy Nelson, a favorite target of MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will be sidelined for the year with a “significant right knee injury.”
Minnesota starting cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Boddy-Calhoun was hurt last week at New Mexico State. Coach Jerry Kill revealed the injury on Tuesday. He said he expected Boddy-Calhoun to qualify for a medical redshirt from the NCAA, which would give him two more years of eligibility.
Adrian Peterson is progressing ahead of pace through his left knee rehabilitation. The Minnesota Vikings won’t promise he’ll play in their first game. Head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Wednesday that such a declaration “wouldn’t be fair” to anyone.