Aaron Rodgers hoping to get Jordy Nelson back, if not this week

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It doesn’t sound like anyone expects Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson to play this week, after he suffered broken ribs in last week’s win over the Giants.

But quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he’s still hoping to get a chance to throw to Nelson again this season.

“It’s tough,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “We’ve played a lot of football together. You realize how important these opportunities are, how they don’t come around every single year. We feel great about our team. Obviously, we feel better with 87 in the lineup. He’s a classy guy and a great teammate. I was with him last night and the night before. He’s staying positive and he’s hopeful.

“We’re going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can’t play this week.”

Nelson was hospitalized overnight after last week’s injury, and he won’t do anything until at least Saturday. But after seeing him come back from a torn ACL in 2015, it’s clear how much it means to the Packers to give him a chance to come back, which obviously means beating the Cowboys Sunday.

“He’s been a warrior all season,” Rodgers said. “I don’t think he’s missed a practice hardly all season. Different without him out there, but we’re hopeful he’s going to be able to heal quickly and be able to go.”

Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns this year, leading the team.

13 responses to “Aaron Rodgers hoping to get Jordy Nelson back, if not this week

  1. He can try and go out and play, but it’s going to be like trying to throw the ball to an alligator.

  2. Fractured ribs can also mean hairline, it doesn’t have to mean clean-break. If he had clean-break ribs, he may as well clean out his locker until next year.

    The common denominator is pain and pain management. Your body involuntarily limits movement with injuries like this. It’s not a matter of “playing through the pain.” I don’t expect him this week, but I do next week!

    Go Pack!

  3. They are probably going to beat Dallas so there is a lot of football left. Rest him this week and save him for the NFCCG. Strap him down type with an ace wrap and tape and see if he can go.

  4. You’re all misinterpreting his comment. “Get him back” means that the vindictive, grudge-holding a-rodg will make Jordy’s life miserable if he doesn’t show up for this game.

  5. I fractured three ribs , and a shoulder bone , about fifteen months ago , and at plus sixty , it was tough to imagine sneezing , and coughing activities without the sort of desperate anxiety that generally makes good comedy , if it isn’t your ribs that are the punch line (ouch) .
    I would hold out hope , a dim washed grey of a hope , for Jordy’s playing perhaps in the 2017 S B . Otherwise the idea of sneezing or coughing , combined with tackling , and those “football’ moves it is too painful to contemplate .
    Really hurts .

  6. universalchurchoftruth says:
    Jan 12, 2017 3:32 PM
    Nelson has broken ribs. Rodgers would have more luck getting Kevin Lanflisi back than having Nelson play on Sunday.

    He’d have more luck getting your mom out of the locker room.

  7. Donald Driver played with broken ribs in the 2002 playoffs. He ended up leaving the game after a diving TD catch.

    I believe Sterling Sharpe did as well (Favre’s 1st comeback). Sharpe was done for after a leaping/diving catch.

  8. I would have Geronimo run the same routes, and Janis run the one’s he does best. Both same size as Jordy.

  9. codytha035 says:
    Jan 12, 2017 9:40 AM
    one of the greatest WRs of all time. completely underrated

    Who are you and what have you done with codythao035?

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