Packers announce Jordy Nelson's a "full go" for Sunday's matchup in Jacksonville

GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will play on Sunday, September 11th in the Packers' first regular season matchup vs. the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

The Packers posted that update to Facebook on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, saying that Nelson is a "full go" for Sunday per Coach McCarthy:

Nelson returned to the practice field on August 22nd after missing all of last season with a knee injury.

His goal has been to play September 11th in Jacksonville -- so it appears he's met that goal.

"Obviously, there's prep that goes into the season with the training camp," Nelson said, "but the important stuff is the games, when it really matters."

The Packers activated Nelson, entering his ninth year, from the physically unable to perform list in mid-August after he had been out with an injury to his other knee.

After keeping his nose in the playbook and paying close attention to the tendencies of defensive backs as he watched practice while he was sidelined, Nelson said he doesn't feel the missed time on the field will be detrimental.

"I felt better today, honestly, than what I thought I was going to be, wind-wise, conditioning-wise, of running those routes and being full padded and everything," Nelson said as he returned to the practice field. "So I thought that was a good sign."

Nelson tore the ACL in his right knee in a preseason game last summer at Pittsburgh.