GREEN BAY — The comeback player awards keep piling up for Packers WR Jordy Nelson.
Nelson was named the comeback player of the year by the Sporting News on Wednesday, as voted upon by fellow NFL players.
It comes less than a week after the Pro Football Writers of America also honored the veteran receiver with its comeback award.
Nelson, who missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury, returned this season to lead the Packers with 97 catches and 1,257 receiving yards in addition to pacing all NFL receivers with 14 touchdown receptions.
“Some players need an entire season to fully recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Not Jordy Nelson,” wrote the Sporting News. “Nelson needed little time to show he was still among the NFL’s top play-makers after missing the entire 2015 campaign with a preseason knee injury.”
The official AP Comeback of the Year Award will be given out at next week’s NFL Honors ceremony, which will be held at Wortham Theater in Houston the night before Super Bowl LI.