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Poignant start of training camp for Jerel Worthy

Jerel Worthy. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Poignant start of training camp for Jerel Worthy

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 27, 2014

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.

Right now, Worthy remains on the non-football injury list, so he can't even get out his emotion on the football field.

If anyone