Buffalo (WKBW.com) Eyewitness Sports caught up with David Nelson on Monday night, just hours after the wide receiver learned he would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
"It's definitely hard. As a competitor who wants to be out there, it's going to be hard for me.", said Nelson. The wide receiver was on location in Williamsville following his radio show on Monday night. "I've never had to deal with something like this. There is nothing better then being out there with teammates, and going through the battle. It's going to be difficult."
Nelson, who was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Bills 48-28 loss to the New York Jets says the most difficult part is that he was hoping to build on a strong 2011 season in which he finished as the Bills second leading receiver.
"It's frustrating because I was at the point where I was ready to prove that I was an elite receiver, and this happened"
Nelson says the next step is surgery. He spent part of the day reaching out to other players across the NFL who have gone through the same injury. "The good news is that it happened week one. I will have 12 months to get it back. Recovery is expected to take 6-7 months, I will focus on rehab and expect to be ready for OTAs next season."