If anyone doubts that Jordy Nelson can come back from the torn ACL that caused him to miss the 2015 season, they ought to look at the comeback he pulled off in junior high school.
The Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver said on ESPN’s “The Dan Le Batard Show” that his girlfriend broke up with him in seventh grade.
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Nelson said that at the time his girlfriend didn’t want to be “tied down” for the summer. So he was out for the season in a different sense.
But Nelson endured grueling rehab to repair his broken heart and worked his way from ex-boyfriend to boyfriend again during freshman year of high school to husband.
They were married in 2007 and get this: Emily Nelson’s maiden name is Emily Rothlisberger, according to PlayerWives.com.
Three years after the wedding, Nelson earned a Super Bowl ring to go with his wedding ring when the Packers beat Ben Roethlisberger (no relation, it’s spelled with an “e”) and the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.