Packers’ Jordy Nelson Has Broken Ribs

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Jordy Nelson could suit up for Sunday’s playoff game against the Cowboys. While that could technically happen, it doesn’t sound all that likely right now. Nelson suffered “at least” two broken ribs this weekend against the Giants and it would take an “incredible effort” for the wide receiver to get on the field, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweetsJordy Nelson (vertical)

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Nelson took a big hit from cornerback Leon Hall in the first half of Green Bay’s 38-13 win over New York. That night, he was sent to the hospital to be monitored. It sounds like he may have to sit out on Sunday, but the good news is that the Packers’ other receivers did a great job of holding down the fort without him. In total, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams combined for 241 yards and four touchdowns against the G-Men. By the same token, the Cowboys’ secondary is arguably stronger than the Giants’ unit without Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Packers certainly want to have Nelson on the field if at all possible.

If Nelson can’t go, the Packers’ WR unit will consist of Adams, Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, and Trevor Davis. The Packers also have Antwan Goodley and Max McCaffrey on the practice squad.

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16 comments on “Packers’ Jordy Nelson Has Broken Ribs

  1. Andrew

    At least they got 15 yards from the illegal ‘leading with the crown of the helmet hit’, oh wait. Terrible officiating all weekend. These ‘superstar’ crews need to go. Football is a team sport, the crews should be evaluated as a whole and the top crew teams should be used.

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    • MaVeRiiCk

      You won the game. Why cry about 15 yards when you beat them by 20 something points. The league will look into the hit and decide if he should be fined or not.

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      • Andrew

        If the refs will not enforce the penalties, then players know there will be no repercussions for their actions on the field and will continue to put players in harms way…Now the Packers will be out one of their most important players from an illegal hit that was not penalized. So yes, it is very important that the penalty be called and the league look into harsher enforcement of certain rules to deter these types of plays. They made up a rule for Tom Brady that derailed a whole season. This injury could stop the Packers Super Bowl chances, look at their offense last year without Jordy.

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        • sdcoug

          You’re right, they should enforce penalties, like Cobb’s blatant shove to create space on the hail mary.

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          • 11Bravo

            Right. Because there isn’t any pushing or shoving during a Hail Mary play. Do you even watch football?

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        • InvalidUserID

          If they had called a penalty, would you really feel better about Nelson getting hurt?

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        • MaVeRiiCk

          Ok they missed a call. Happens all the time. If you can’t deal with that fact then you probably shouldn’t watch any sport because it happens all across the board.

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        • NolanIsR011in

          The hit happened regardless of if the penalty was called or not, Jordy is still out. It’s pointless to argue about now. If they had thrown the flag, jordy would still have 2 broken ribs and their Super Bowl chances would be the same they are now. It made no difference

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      • Duck222

        Easy there…. It was a terrible no call an I believe a fine is in order however I by no means believe it was done intentionally to injure Jordy

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  2. mikey

    Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins. The secondary is in my opinion is better then the cowboys even without Dominique.

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    • breezy

      Of course the Giants secondary is better than Dallas’s, but their offense doesn’t even come close. Dominate TOP by sustaining long scoring drives via the run game is how Dallas wins. If the defense plays great, it’s just an added plus.

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  3. oebrr00

    Shoving between WR and CB occurred the whole game. You can live with that. Spearing and intentionally injuring Jordy goes without a flag is incompetence. The player and ref should be fined.

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