Packers' McCarthy: No long-term concern with WR Jordy Nelson
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. McCarthy said Monday, July 25, 2016, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in great shape as the team starts training camp, and that it's the best shape that he's seen Rodgers in their time together. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says there is no long-term concern with Jordy Nelson after the receiver was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.
Nelson is coming back from a torn ACL in his right knee. The injury occurred in August 2015 and knocked him out for all of last season.
McCarthy said before Tuesday's opening practice that he spoke to the team doctor, and that Packers are just being cautious. McCarthy says that they're being similarly cautious with five other key players on the PUP list, and that they all should return during camp.
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Nelson was the team's top pass-catcher and deep threat before he got hurt.
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