Former Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson will undergo surgery Tuesday for a meniscus injury, per Rotoworld.com’s Josh Norris.
Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson will undergo surgery today to repair the meniscus injury suffered during a private workout with the Lions, per source. Surgery will be done by Dr. James Andrews.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 17, 2018
Nelson suffered the injury during a private workout with the Detroit Lions in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft, which kicks off Thursday, April 26.
Nelson recorded 87 tackles over two years at Hawaii, then transferred to Wisconsin. After redshirting in 2016, Nelson recorded 35 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 21 pass deflections last year for the Badgers.
He earned consensus First-Team All-Big Ten honors and was awarded conference player of the week Nov. 20.
Nelson’s injury was first reported by ESPN’s Ian Rapoport. Nelson, who will miss 3-4 months, per Rapoport, is a projected third- or fourth-round draft pick.
At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash and jumped 123.0 inches on the broad jump.