The NFC coaches met with the media Wednesday as part of the annual NFL owners meetings, during which time Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy revealed some important information about top receiver Jordy Nelson. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nelson underwent surgery to clean up his hip after the Pro Bowl.
McCarthy downplayed the seriousness of the procedure, saying the All-Pro receiver will recover in six to eight weeks. The coach also stated that the surgery was not related to the one Nelson had in 2013. While any surgery for a top player is noteworthy, this does not appear to be more than routine maintenance.
2014 was the best year of Nelson's career. He caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards (both career highs) and 13 touchdowns despite usually facing off against the No. 1 cornerback and double coverages. Nelson also earned his first All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
[Editor's note: Nelson's surgery was originally reported as knee procedure. It has since been revealed that he underwent hip surgery. This story has been updated to reflect that change. Either way, a six to eight week recovery is expected.]