Current Green Bay Packers wide receiver and former Wisconsin Badgers standout Jared Abbrederis likely will be put on the shelf for the upcoming 2014 NFL season. Abbrederis sat out Friday’s practice with what Packers medical staff is diagnosing as a torn ACL.
The Packers made no official announcement Friday regarding Abbrederis’ injury and are awaiting further testing to confirm if in fact it is a season-ending injury.
Abbrederis was at practice Friday wearing a sleeve over his right knee and the extent of his “practice” was a brief job and mainly standing around watching. With the Packers Family Night being held Saturday night at Lambeau Field, the team will more than likely address his situation after that practice.
In this year’s NFL Draft, Abbrederis slid all the way down to the fifth round as his injury history played a major factor in that. Abbrederis dealt with injuries in the foot and ribs, not to mention a concussion in there as well. Although some team personnel throughout the league suggestion it was numerous concussions that Abbrederis suffered.
The Wautoma, WI native was the second wide receiver selected by Green Bay in the draft, behind 2nd round selection Davante Adams of Fresno State. Saginaw Valley’s Jeff Janis was the third receiver drafted by the Packers, but has yet to practice this year due to illness.
This was the first year since 2001 that the Packers selected a player from the University of Wisconsin. Abbrederis became an instant fan-favorite in the Badger state, but unfortunately we will all have to wait another year to see what he can actually do on an NFL field.