On Sunday, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson walked without much of a limp to the locker room in the first quarter. The team eventually explained that Nelson has a hamstring injury, but the Packers wouldn’t say whether the injury occurred in the same leg that Nelson injured earlier in the season.
On Monday, coach Mike McCarthy announced that Nelson has injured the same hamstring again.
“I don’t know how many weeks Jordy would be out. I think he would be pressed hard to play this week,” McCarthy said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Once we get past the initial couple days and see what he can do on the practice field, those questions will be answered.”
The Packers host the Lions on Sunday night football. And Detroit will shed no tears for the Packers; the Lions have lost multiple wideouts to injury and suspension.
Then again, they have Calvin Johnson. Who is on pace to break Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yardage record.
If that’s what the Madden curse now does, everyone will want to be on the cover next year.