Nelson had hip 'cleaned up' after Pro Bowl

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson.

PHOENIX – After starting all 18 games last season, Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had surgery shortly after the Pro Bowl to clean up a hip injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he's seen Nelson since the procedure and that "he'll be fine in a couple weeks." The timeline the Packers were given for his recovery was six to eight weeks.

"It's nothing serious," said McCarthy at Wednesday morning's NFC coaches breakfast. "It was done after the Pro Bowl. Something that was kind of hindering him after the Pro Bowl and something he felt he needed to get cleaned up."

Nelson, 29, is coming off a career year in which he caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to being voted to his first Pro Bowl.

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