The Green Bay Packers fear the worst after rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis went down in practice on Thursday.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the initial diagnosis by the team’s medical staff was that the fifth-round pick from Wisconsin had sustained a torn ACL.
Abbrederis completed practice on Thursday before being checked out by the medical staff.
“I haven’t had time to sit down with the medical staff,” coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. “Right now, he has a knee. He completed practice yesterday.”
Abbrederis was at practice Friday with a large sleeve on his knee.
If it is an ACL injury, it would be a disappointment for the rookie from Wautoma, who by all accounts has been better than advertised through the first week of camp.
He was also in the mix for punt return duties.
Abbrederis had 78 receptions for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns for the Badgers last season and also scored twice on running plays.
In four years in Madison, Abbrederis caught 202 balls for 3,140 yards and 23 scores and also returned a punt for a touchdown as a sophomore.
He is the second wide receiver to go down in camp. Seventh-round pick Jeff Janis out of Saginaw Valley State was played on the non-football illness list after failing his physical last week.