Nelson (ribs) has a small chance to play in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Falcons, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. Nelson has participated in regeneration workouts but hasn't practiced with the team since fracturing his ribs in the Packers' wild-card win over the Giants. Only missing one week would be surprising given the injury Nelson sustained, but the team claims he's made significant progress and, if he can handle the pain, he'll likely give it a go Sunday. Expect updates on his practice status later this week. Any participation would be a positive sign for the star receiver.
Nelson (ribs) was able to complete the Packers' regeneration workout Monday, but coach Mike McCarthy couldn't say whether the wideout will practice Wednesday. Nelson missed Sunday's dramatic playoff victory over the Cowboys after sustaining multiple rib fractures in Green Bay's postseason opener against the Giants. Since then, Nelson has said he's made significant progress and is feeling better. That fact that he partook in Monday's team gathering appears to be a positive sign, but his activity level Wednesday should provide more meaningful information regarding his status for Sunday's NFC Championship.
Nelson (ribs) is making progress in his recovery, but his status for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Falcons remains uncertain, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures during Green Bay's opening playoff victory, preventing him from practicing ahead of Sunday win versus the Cowboys, which he watched from the sideline. Although Nelson said he's feeling a lot better to start this week, he didn't project whether he'll be involved in this Sunday's championship clash. As a result, his situation will be one to watch in the coming days, with Wednesday's initial injury report destined to provide another update on his status.
Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Nelson fractured two ribs in Sunday's wild-card win over the Giants and was a stretch to play in the divisional round. He was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday and will now turn his attention to next week, when he'll hope to be able to play should the Packers advance to the NFC Championship. With Nelson sidelined, Green Bay's top receiving targets are Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, and Geronimo Allison, all of whom could see some added targets against Dallas.
Nelson (ribs) missed practice again Thursday. We'll revisit Nelson's status Friday, but there's a decent chance that the Packers' starting wideout will emerge as a game-day call for Sunday's 4:40 ET playoff tilt on the road in Dallas.
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