Former Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson has suffered a torn meniscus and will miss the next three to four months, according to a report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport tweeted out the news on Friday morning, noting that Nelson suffered the injury during a private workout. Nelson will have the injury surgically repaired and, luckily for him, should be back in time for the 2018 NFL season.
Bad news for #Wisconsin’s Nick Nelson, a top CB prospect: He tore his meniscus during a private workout with a team and will have it surgically repaired next week, sources say. Nelson is out 3-4 months but should be healthy for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 6, 2018
Nelson — who declared for the 2018 NFL Draft after his junior season with the Badgers — is projected to be a third- or fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash and jumped 123.0 inches on the broad jump.
In his three seasons with the Badgers, Nelson played in 35 total games where he made 122 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and recorded one sack. In addition, he had 41 passes defended and forced 2 fumbles in that span.