Packers get great news on Jordy Nelson’s rehab from torn ACL

Jordy Nelson had career highs in receiving yards and receptions in 2014.

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The Packers 2015 season suffered a huge blow before it even started, when Pro Bowl wideout Jordy Nelson suffered a torn ACL in the preseason.

Despite the injury, the Packers still finished 10-6 but lost in the divisional round of the playoffs. But as Green Bay prepares for the upcoming season, head coach Mike McCarthy provided a positive update on Nelson’s rehab.

"I know he’s running," McCarthy said, via ESPN. "He’s ahead of schedule. He’s pushing it. They have thresholds they try to cross each and every time, and he’s never been behind on anything. He’s pushing it, and he looks great."

Nelson was coming off his first Pro Bowl season before the injury. He had career highs in receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,519).

Nelson is one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets. If Nelson is back to his Pro Bowl form, it would inject some life in the Packers offense. Green Bay finished 15th in scoring last season, averaging 23 points per game.