While the organization has yet to comment on the matter or make anything official, the initial report out of Green Bay is that rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis has suffered a torn ACL.
From Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The Green Bay Packers were hoping for the best but fearing the worst Friday on knee damage suffered by wide receiver Jared Abbrederis of Wisconsin Thursday in practice.
A source told the Journal Sentinel that the diagnosis of the team's medical staff early Friday morning was a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The team was awaiting results of more diagnostic tests to confirm their original finding.
Head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged Abbrederis had a knee injury but refused to speculate on the severity of his injury, saying he had yet to meet with the medical staff. The wide receiver was observed wearing a sleeve on his right knee at practice.
Abbrederis was a fifth round draft choice of the Packers out of the in-state University of Wisconsin, making him a fan favorite in his still-early career.
Draft choices of the Green Bay Packers have not fared well from a health standpoint early in camp. Fellow wide receiver Jeff Janis has still not practiced, reportedly with a case of Shingles, while fellow fifth round draft choice Corey Linsley missed practice on Friday with a shoulder injury.
Abbrederis was one of three wide receivers taken by the Packers in the NFL Draft, making for a talented and crowed position.
Behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin and Davante Adams—who are generally considered locks for four roster spots—Abbrederis was engaged in a battle with several wide receivers for the last couple spots on the roster.
The Packers were also looking at Abbrederis as a potential return specialist but may have to rely on the likes of Cobb, Micah Hyde, DuJuan Harris and others, if fears of his initial diagnosis are confirmed.
One concern regarding Abbrederis that may linger is his durability.
Abbrederis must contend with a slight—6' 1", 195-pound—frame, and as McGinn alludes to in his report, multiple NFL personnel types claim Abbrederis sustained three or four concussions in college while the wide receiver contends he only had one.
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