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Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on Saturday

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the team’s medical staff still had some doubts that wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee would be well enough to allow him to play on Saturday night against the Vikings.

Nelson progressed to a full practice on Thursday, though, and said after the session that he does not share the doubts about his status. Nelson said he had “none whatsoever” and said he plans to be in the lineup for Green Bay’s playoff opener.

Randall Cobb also practiced in full for the Packers, which sets the team up to be healthier at wideout than they’ve been since the very start of the season. Cobb, Nelson, Greg Jennings and James Jones all look ready to go and Nelson’s excited about it.

“We’re excited about it and hopefully we can go out and perform well, make a lot of plays and play a few games together,” Nelson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That’s what you want. You want to be at full strength going into the playoffs and I think we’re as healthy as we can be.”

The Packers will release their official injury report for the game on Friday, but it sounds like it will be a surprise if Nelson is listed as anything other than probable for the game.

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25 Responses to “Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on Saturday”
  1. jimair1 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:46 PM

    With all four receivers healthy to play and Winfield with a broken hand, me thinks Aaron Rodgers will be throwing at will.

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 3, 2013 4:55 PM

    Now there should be no reason at all why the Packers would have another one-and-done playoff run.

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 3, 2013 4:55 PM

    Last week we played a practice game that we didn’t try in and still almost won against a team playing their best. Saturday is real.

  4. tdk24 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:56 PM

    Jordy will be lucky to not twist his little toe during his first reception of the game. FRAGILE.

  5. hrmlss says: Jan 3, 2013 4:57 PM

    Can Adrian Petersen play cornerback?

  6. stellarperformance says: Jan 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    jimair1 says:
    Jan 3, 2013 4:46 PM
    With all four receivers healthy to play and Winfield with a broken hand, me thinks Aaron Rodgers will be throwing at will.
    ===================================

    He already threw “at will”……..last Sunday. He’s not the problem. Tackling as though you have done it before must be proven for the Packers to win.

  7. mvp43 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    As long as A-Rodg keeps Greg Jennings sister happy, all will be good in Green Bay.

  8. Ponder This says: Jan 3, 2013 5:01 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jan 3, 2013 4:55 PM

    Last week we played a practice game that we didn’t try in and still almost won against a team playing their best. Saturday is real.
    _____

    Not even you could actually believe that. The Packers played about as well as they can and the Vikings had uncharacteristic breakdowns on defense and special teams.

  9. wludford says: Jan 3, 2013 5:04 PM

    The issue with Jordy Nelson is that his knee injury could turn into a much bigger one if he plays on Saturday. That is the “concern” the doctors have. Would not be surprised if he is held out or limited on Saturday.

  10. karlpk says: Jan 3, 2013 5:08 PM

    All of them good to go is best news possible for the Packers. The defense needs to make a stop or two this time ’round.
    Guys like Peterson are rare and awesome and, from a Packer’s fan perspective, I fear this team more than the 49ers.

  11. stanmarshmorelikestandarsh says: Jan 3, 2013 5:11 PM

    White Thunder is ready to roll!

  12. glac1 says: Jan 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    If he’s under contract… he better play.

  13. rikker12 says: Jan 3, 2013 5:17 PM

    Look out for the no huddle 5 receiver set…. Thats GB’s AD… Haven’t used it all year… now its time!!

  14. contra74 says: Jan 3, 2013 5:22 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jan 3, 2013 4:55 PM

    Last week we played a practice game that we didn’t try in and still almost won against a team playing their best. Saturday is real.
    —-
    The Packers didnt want that first round bye? Yea ok.

  15. eatitfanboy says: Jan 3, 2013 5:25 PM

    Guy is more fragile than a Faberge Egg. He gets hurt when a cornerback looks at him funny.

    They should encase him in bubble wrap like that kid in Little Giants.

    Can you tell he was on my fantasy team this year?

  16. thetokyosandblaster says: Jan 3, 2013 5:28 PM

    @ponder this:

    The packers had the same uncharacteristic breakdowns, too. You saying they played their best game doesn’t mean it’s true.

    Ponder played his best game as a pro. Hayward and Williams played their worst games as pros.

    Now the packers have Woodson back, and he will disrupt things for ponder even more.

    The packers and Vikings play 10 games, the packers win 9.

    Anyone who watches football with any regularity understands that.

    Perhaps you should try and watch more than the Vikings once.

    Just a thought.

  17. trapshoot says: Jan 3, 2013 5:33 PM

    If he’s ready they should play him only if the need him. If Cobbs 100% they may not.

  18. purpblooded says: Jan 3, 2013 5:48 PM

    Tokyo, you are right! The Vikings won their 1 of 10. I hope your QB doesn’t get seriously injured. They probably keep someone back there to protect him. Good luck.

  19. thetokyosandblaster says: Jan 3, 2013 5:51 PM

    purpblooded says:
    Jan 3, 2013 5:48 PM
    Tokyo, you are right! The Vikings won their 1 of 10. I hope your QB doesn’t get seriously injured. They probably keep someone back there to protect him. Good luck.

    —-

    They will. With Cobb back in the lineup, the quick passing game will keep Rodgers on his feet the while game. Fear not, young one!!

  20. judsonjr says: Jan 3, 2013 5:52 PM

    Yes he is so fragile that he came back to catch a TD after being injured last week.

    Also when you actually throw the ball to your WR, they do run the risk of being hurt while getting tackled.

  21. purpleguy says: Jan 3, 2013 5:54 PM

    The Pack is dressing Jordy only because they need someone to grab the challenge flags MM throws in fits of enraged stupidity.

  22. johngaltwho says: Jan 3, 2013 6:17 PM

    Ponder This says: Jan 3, 2013 5:01 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jan 3, 2013 4:55 PM

    Last week we played a practice game that we didn’t try in and still almost won against a team playing their best. Saturday is real.
    _____

    Not even you could actually believe that. The Packers played about as well as they can and the Vikings had uncharacteristic breakdowns on defense and special teams.

    ———-

    Come now – the Vikings had uncharacteristic breakdowns on defense??? Not even you could actually believe that. The Vikings won because the Packers tackled poorly and Adrian Peterson is an extraordinary talent. After Peterson, “characteristic” for the Vikings includes breakdowns on defense and mundane quarterback play.

  23. thetokyosandblaster says: Jan 3, 2013 6:23 PM

    What’s funny is that Vikings fans are making fun of Jordy for being hurt, when their own “marquee” wr sits out whenever he has a little headache, and throws temper tantrums when he doesn’t get his way.

  24. thepvyharvin says: Jan 3, 2013 6:27 PM

    Packers with an A+ passing game = AD ‘s runaway locomotive running. I truly believe it will come down to has the best kicker,,,,,Vikings will be going to Atlanta then. Walsh is the AD of kickers!

  25. emoney826 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:31 PM

    It’s sad when the only player besides AP that Viking fans brag about is their kicker.

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