Jordy Nelson Injury: Updates on Packers WR's Ribs and Return

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Jordy Nelson Injury: Updates on Packers WR's Ribs and Return
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was carted to the locker room in the second quarter of the team's Wild Card Weekend game against the New York Giants after suffering a hit that reportedly fractured multiple ribs.

He hasn't played since, and it's uncertain when he will return to action.

Continue for updates.


Latest on Nelson's Practice Status

Thursday, Jan. 19

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported that Nelson took part in Thursday's practice but did not wear pads.


McCarthy Comments on Nelson's Playing Status

Thursday, Jan. 19

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that in the regular season, Nelson wouldn't likely play, but "this is the playoffs."  

Latest on Nelson's Potential Return

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Rob Demovsky of reported Nelson is "still considered a bit of a long shot" to play in the NFC title game against the Atlanta Falcons. Demovsky spoke with a source who said Nelson has a "small chance" to feature in the contest.

After the Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 15, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted that Nelson "said he was doing much better but could not say for sure he would be ready to play in the championship game at Atlanta on Sunday."

On Jan. 15, Demovsky reported there is "legitimate hope" Nelson could play in the NFC Championship Game.


Nelson Injury Details Revealed

Monday, Jan. 9

Nelson suffered "at least two fractured ribs," according to Rapoport, who added it would "take an incredible effort to play" in the divisional round.


Nelson Is the Clear No. 1 WR for Packers

Nelson's 2015 season ended before it started when he tore his right ACL in the preseason. While he faced complications stemming from that injury during training camp, he's been quarterback Aaron Rodgers' most dependable target this season.

Nelson piled up 97 catches for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016.

"Very cerebral, smart, great second, third reactions," Rodgers said of Nelson in October, per the Associated Press' Genaro C. Armas. "He's a big-time player for us, and we're excited he's back and being productive."

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