During Sunday's preseason contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Packers' Jordy Nelson suffered a torn ACL, causing him to miss the entire 2015 season.
The non-contact injury was incredibly unfortunate, but according to the Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin, it was also something that God had meant to happen. Wait, what? While his remark may sound a little weird, hear Glover out first.
Per Detroit Free Press:
“I hated Jordy got hurt, but my beliefs and the way that I believe, it was God had meant for Jordy to get hurt. So if he wouldn’t have got hurt today, if he wouldn’t have played in that game, if he wouldn’t have practiced anymore and, the next time he would have walked on the field would have been opening day, I feel like he would have got hurt opening day."
“So in that sense, now they’ve got three weeks to make adjustments and prepare before opening day as opposed to that happening opening day and now you’re in the season and now Jordy gets hurt. So it happened in the preseason. You hate that it happened, but it gives them time to make adjustments and try to find something.”
Even though Quin is trying to find the silver lining in Nelson's injury, his teammate and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will probably be the first person to tell you to not bring God up and football in the same sentence.
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[via Detroit Free Press]