Coach Mike McCarthy announced Tuesday that Nelson recently underwent knee surgery and will miss the rest of training camp. McCarthy said he was "hopeful" Nelson would be back for Week 1, but pointed out he's hopeful about all the injured players.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Nelson's surgery was to fix an old nerve issue the receiver has dealt with off and on since his days at Kansas State. Nelson saw an opportunity to tackle the issue now instead of battling through it during the season. All signs point to Nelson being ready for the Packers' season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
Nelson's fellow starting wide receiver, Randall Cobb, hurt his bicep Tuesday, according to McCarthy.