There’s bad news for Green Bay Packers and their fans. The team had no specific update on Jordy Nelson and his injury Monday and this could mean that the wide receiver could miss the divisional round matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Latest NFL rumors have Green Bay missing their top receiver in the huge game vs. their rivals.
The highly anticipated Packers vs. Cowboys matchup sets on January 15, Sunday. The matchup is seen as one of the closest ones at this stage of the 2017 NFL Playoffs with the Packers having a real shot of beating the top-seeded Cowboys.
Tough break for Packers
But beating Dallas will be a tougher one for Green Bay if they don’t have Nelson, one of the team’s veterans and players with rich postseason experience. Nelson suffered fractured ribs in the Packers’ Wild Card matchup versus the New York Giants and his status is questionable for the Cowboys game.
“Saturday if he can practice, he may have a chance. We’re not going to do anything until Saturday. I’ll know more probably on Friday,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stated to the team’s official website. “If he doesn’t practice Saturday, he won’t play in the game.”
Teams are usually secretive about their injured players’ status before any game so there is a chance that the Packers coach just wants to throw off the Cowboys’ game plan.
But a separate report from Ian Rapaport, NFL insider for the league’s website, stated that it “will take an incredible effort” from Nelson to play in the divisional round matchup.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2017
“#Packers WR Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in the win over #Giants, sources say. Will take an incredible effort to play,” the reliable NFL analyst tweeted on Monday.
Nelson is the team’s number one receiver this season. In 16 regular season games, the veteran WR had 1,257 receiving yards on 97 catches with 14 touchdowns. Before getting injured in the New York game, he had 13 yards on a catch.
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