Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson Player Overview

Nelson was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2016 after he missed all of 2015 due to a torn ACL he suffered during the preseason. He logged 16 games last season — just as he had in 2013 and 2014 — ending the year with 97 catches for 1,257 yards, and 15 TDs. In 6 of his 9 NFL seasons, Nelson has played a full slate of 16 games. The 32-year old Pro Bowler hasn’t shown any diminishment of his skill set. Let’s hope he can stay away from another major injury.


Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 53.6%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.7%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.3
Durability: question mark 4

Medium Risk


Jordy Nelson Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 11, 2018 NFL Knee Bruise Nelson suffered a right knee bruise in Week 10 and missed the following game.
Dec 23, 2017 NFL Shoulder Nelson sustained an unspecified left shoulder injury in Week 16 against the Vikings and missed the season finale.
Jan 8, 2017 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Nelson fractured multiple ribs in the Wild Card round win over the Giants. He missed the following game but returned for the NFC Championship.
Aug 23, 2015 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Nelson tore his right ACL in the 2nd preseason game and missed the rest of the year, including 2 playoff contests. He also sat out the entire 2016 preseason while dealing with tendinitis in the knee.
Mar 25, 2015 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Nelson needed offseason surgery for a left hip impingement. The issue never showed up on the 2014 injury report. Nelson returned before training camp.
Aug 8, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson missed the preseason opener with a hamstring issue but returned for the 2nd exhibition.
Aug 5, 2013 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Nelson had arthroscopic surgery for an unspecified knee injury in early August. He missed the preseason but returned for Week 1.
Dec 2, 2012 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Nelson left Week 13 in the 1st quarter with a hamstring injury and missed the next 3 games. Not clear if it was the same hamstring that cost him time earlier in the season.
Nov 4, 2012 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson sprained his right ankle in the 1st quarter against the Cardinals. He was able to return after the Week 10 bye.
Oct 24, 2012 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson's hamstring (side not clear) "tightened up" in Wednesday practice. He missed the Week 8 game but returned in Week 9.
Oct 18, 2009 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Nelson sustained a knee injury originally reported as a bruise early in Week 6. But the unspecified issue wound up costing him the next 3 games.
Sep 30, 2006 Non-NFL Knee PCL Pull Grade 1 Nelson played through a PCL injury for most of the 2006 college season.