While Jordy Nelson's return from an ACL tear understandably garners more attention, the Green Bay Packers' superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers also underwent a knee procedure over the last 12 months. In his first action since going under the knife, Rodgers said he feels "great," according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
"I'm feeling great," Rodgers said to the assembled media on Monday. "[Team physician] Dr. [Pat] McKenzie did a great job with my surgery, worked hard with the rehab in the offseason and I'm feeling really good right now."
For any number of reasons, that represents fantastic news for the Packers. Rodgers did not look physically limited last season, but the discomfort in his knee grew significant enough for the quarterback to have surgery almost immediately following the team's departure from the playoffs. If the lack of Nelson torpedoed Green Bay's offense a year ago, the team certainly cannot afford to the same to happen with its signal-caller.
Fortunately for the Packers, it does not appear as though Rodgers has any lingering issues related to his knee.