Packers WR Jordy Nelson Suffered Two Fractured Ribs

Jan 12, 2017, 00:34
Packers WR Jordy Nelson Suffered Two Fractured Ribs

Nelson lined up wide to the left and ran by New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple in zone coverage.

Nelson dropped to the ground on the Packers sideline and remained on the turf for several minutes before being helped onto a cart and taken to the locker room.

McCarthy did however say that Nelson will be in the rehab group through Friday. If he can practice that day he might be able to play on Sunday. "I'll probably know more about where Jordy stands come Friday".

Jordy Nelson ranked fifth in the National Football League in catches with 97, fourth in yards with 1,257 and first in receiving touchdowns (14). As is McCarthy's typical policy, he said he would let Nelson tell any specifics.

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Nelson had one catch for 13 yards before Sunday's injury, which forced the Packers to give undrafted rookie Geronimo Allison and Janis more snaps alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.

"There's gonna be a ton of energy down there", McCarthy said.

Nelson was the Packers leading receiver during the regular season, catching 97 passes for 1,257 yards and a NFL-leading 14 touchdowns.

Nelson was injured in the second quarter of Green Bay's Wild Card-round win over the New York Giants.

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"It would be a huge loss for us, obviously", Rodgers said after the game. Rodgers got into rhythm and the offense scored two touchdowns in the final 2:20 of the second quarter, punctuated by Rodgers' improbable 42-yard TD to Randall Cobb on a Hail Mary pass. "Guys just have to step up when their number's called and make plays".

The Packers overcame Nelson's absence against a superb Giants defense.

If Nelson can not play at Dallas, Geronimo Allison would elevate to starter, along with Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, who would become Rodgers' premier receiving targets.

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