ThoughDustin Keller tore ACL, PCL and MCL, he did not suffer nerve nor cartilage damage in his knee. Can try to mount comeback.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2013
This new information is important because while torn ligaments can be repaired with surgical grafts, damaged nerves can't be treated that way. Earlier reports claimed that Keller had potentially suffered nerve damage. The lack of nerve damage means there is a potential path back to football for Keller. By no means will Keller's rehab be easy, but this news makes it more likely that his career isn't over.