Poignant start of training camp for Jerel Worthy
Jerel Worthy. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It has been an incredibly hard year for Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.
It's one thing to not be able to do what you've dreamed of doing your whole life because an injury pulls your on-field opportunities away. He spent most of 2013 off the field due to recovery from knee reconstruction surgery and is reportedly out right now due to a lower back concern, per the Journal Sentinel.
However, Worthy is facing a much-harder challenge: the grief of losing a grandmother in an accidental shooting.
Three words in a tweet said it all.
Missing my family— Jerel Worthy (@I_AM_Worthy99) July 27, 2014
Right now, Worthy remains on the non-football injury list, so he can't even get out his emotion on the football field.