Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) caught six of nine targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-21 NFC Championship loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson caught both of his targets for 42 yards on the first drive, but was held to just three receptions for 22 yards on his next six targets before getting into the end zone from three yards out late in the third quarter. The veteran wide receiver did well to even be out there after fracturing at least two ribs against the Giants two weeks ago. He should be fully healthy by the start of the 2017 campaign.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) is listed as active Sunday at Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Likely with a flak jacket in tow to protect his broken ribs, Nelson will take the field two weeks removed from logging an early exit in the wild-card round against the Giants. While his snap count could be capped in order to get the most out of him and fellow injured wide receivers Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring), Nelson will attempt to strike against a Falcons defense that has allowed 165 yards receiving per game and 19 touchdowns to the position in 17 contests this season.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales of NFL Network report.

EDGE Analysis

After a week in which the Packers were flirting with trotting out a decimated receiving corps, all of Nelson, Davante Adams (ankle), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are slated to suit up with the season on the line. Nelson himself will surely be wearing some type of protection over his broken ribs, raising the question of how many snaps he can handle. While any hit could result in an abbreviated affair, he'll aim to connect with Aaron Rodgers against the Falcons' 28th-ranked pass defense.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) is expected to be active for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson took the field in a limited capacity both Wednesday and Thursday, before he was estimated as "limited" on the Packers' final injury report of the week. Despite the workload, the few routes he ran and passes corralled occurred without pads, suggesting that he wasn't cleared for contact. Like fellow wideouts Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring), Nelson remained questionable after Saturday's light session, meaning a cloud remains over the trio's potential to play in the upcoming do-or-die affair. One way or another, Nelson's availability will be confirmed upon the release of the Packers' inactive list at roughly 1:35 PM ET on Sunday, though how many snaps he can handle remains to be seen.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson put together two limited practice sessions prior to staying home with an illness Friday. While Nelson's status is not expected to be threatened by his illness, the condition of the wideout's broken ribs will ultimately determine whether he suits up Sunday. According to coach Mike McCarthy, Nelson will be given every chance to play, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be cleared to do. As a result, Nelson's situation will need to continue to be monitored over the weekend. Along with Nelson, fellow wideouts Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are also listed as questionable for Sunday's critical clash.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) will not practice Friday due to an illness, but the ailment is not expected to threaten his availability for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the illness should not be an issue come Sunday, Nelson's broken ribs still could be if they are still causing him pain come game day. However, Nelson was able to practice the last couple days, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson did more Thursday than anticipated, so there is reason to believe he could return to action Sunday after sitting out last week's victory over the Cowboys.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) participated in a limited capacity at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Making progress by the day, Nelson jogged certain routes and caught passes during the part of practice open to the media Thursday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Having said that, Nelson participated without pads, implying that he has yet to receive clearance for contact, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Considering he's less than two weeks removed from fractured ribs, Nelson is a prime candidate to sidestep potential hits until Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, but fortunately he's reached the point where he can breath easy, as he mentioned Wednesday. "Right now I'm just focused on getting back to full motion and doing everything and seeing if we can get that opportunity," Nelson said. "It would be a great chance to have." Friday's injury report should impart whether he's trending in the right direction.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to drills, head coach Mike McCarthy repeated the company line with Nelson from a week ago, stating the wide receiver would be contained to rehabilitation due to multiple rib fractures stemming from wild-card weekend. A short time later, though, Nelson was seen moving about casually and catching passes on a side field in the portion of practice open to the media, according to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The activity must have been enough to convince the training staff to allow Nelson to participate in some individual drills, hence the limited session. The preceding is more than can be said for Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring), a development that may have started Nelson down the path to active status for the NFC championship game. However, setbacks will likely have to be avoided as the Packers continue their preparations.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) won't practice Wednesday and will instead work with the rehab group, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson has yet to take part in practice since breaking multiple ribs during the Packers' wild-card victory versus the Giants. Predictably, he also missed Sunday's divisional-round win at Dallas. A glimmer of hope arrived early this week, when Nelson finished Monday's regeneration workout and was deemed to have a "slim" chance to play in the NFC championship game, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Continuing onward Wednesday with rehab work isn't exactly the best way for Nelson to kick off the week of prep, but a pair of practices remain for the veteran wideout to make his presence felt.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (ribs) has a small chance to play in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Falcons, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.