Packers fifth-round pick WR Jared Abbrederis has confirmed via his Twitter account Saturday that he has a torn ACL.
I know there has been a lot of talk going around about my injury. The acl injury was confirmed this morning and is only a small setback.
— Jared Abbrederis (@abbrecadabra) August 2, 2014
Green Bay will likely place him on season-ending injured reserve in the coming days.
All indications are that the team still high on Abbrederis moving forward and are looking forward to him playing a meaningful role in coming years years.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the diagnosis of the Packers’ medical staff early Friday morning was that fifth-round pick WR Jared Abbrederis has a torn ACL.
Green Bay was reportedly “hoping for the best but fearing the worst” regarding Abbrederis knee.
“I haven’t had time to sit down with the medical staff,” coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday. “Right now, he has a knee. He completed practice yesterday.”
Michael Rodney of PackerUpdate.net posted a tip he received from a reader earlier this morning that Abbrederis could have a torn ACL, so there has been speculation floating around online for a few hours now that this could the injury he’s dealing with.
Abbrederis is a local favorite after walking on at the University of Wisconsin and going to have a remarkable college career.
The Packers have a lot of depth at receiver, so it’s not as though they were counting on Abbrederis playing a major role in year one. Although, he has been working as a kick returner, which happens to be a need for Green Bay.
We’ll have more regarding Abbrederis as the news is available.