Jordy Nelson ruled out for Sunday

AP

There never appeared to be much chance that the Packers would have wide receiver Jordy Nelson in the lineup against the Cowboys this Sunday and the team officially ruled him out on Friday.

Nelson was injured on a hit by Giants defensive back Leon Hall early in last Sunday’s victory and has reportedly been diagnosed with multiple fractured ribs. The team said early in the week that Nelson would not participate in practice, a signal that he wouldn’t be able to play this week that was strengthened when quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he hopes Nelson will be able to play if the Packers advance beyond the divisional round.

“We’ll re-evalute Monday,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “He’s actually in the training room now going through a workout.”

Losing Nelson is obviously a blow to the Packers offense, but it would feel like a bigger one had the team not been able to put up 38 points without his services last weekend. Randall Cobb, who had three touchdown catches against the Giants, will join Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis as wide receiver options this weekend.

79 responses to “Jordy Nelson ruled out for Sunday

  1. Next man up! Rest up for the NFC Championship Jordy! The ALMIGHTY 13 time World CHAMPS roll in a blowout win. Go Pack Go!

    Green Bay Packers: Better football for better people.

  2. What a huge surprise. Sorry they wont have all their weapons, still, it should be a great game.

  3. … and Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery and Richard Rodgers.
    Question is, can the Packers defense get some stops and takeaways.

  4. Sad to see him injured but if you saw the aftermath of the play he got speared on, you’d be pretty sure he was going to miss at least a week. I’d be surprised if he’s back next week, if the Packers win in Dallas.

  5. Nobody wants anything to happen that will give either team an ability to whine and use excuses afterwards, much like the Cowboys did regarding Dez Bryant’s non-catch.

    The Packers can still get it done without Jordy, though, so long as Adams, Cobb, Montgomery, and Cook stay healthy.

    Should be a good game. Don’t count anyone out.

  6. The writer forgot to mention Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery. They will be options for Rodgers on Sunday, too.

    Losing Nelson is a huge blow, and it’s got to be killing him that he is out because of an illegal hit. Especially after all the hard work he put in to get back to where he is.

    The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them.

  7. Aaron Rodgers is one of the best QB’s of all time. He’s single handily winning games with no running game and poor defenses. Much like Peyton Manning who never had a complete roster.

  8. By twist of fate the Giants help out their “buddies” the Cowboys.
    Can’t wait to see how much this is going to open up Leon Hall’s pocketbook.

  9. Doesn’t seem to really matter who is out there when Aaron Rodgers is your quarterback. I think Brady is better over the course of his career but Rodgers is the best QB in the league today. And the last few years. And believe me, it REALLY hurts me to say it. Dude has broken many Lions fans hearts

  10. I hope that Leon Hall gets fair punishment from the league for that helmet hit. Broken ribs make it agonizing just to breathe. I feel bad for Jordy Nelson, not only for his pain, but for having to miss the best part of the season. I think a suspension should be in order. Four games to start off next season…

  11. nyneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:21 AM

    …..The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them.

    7 6
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    Here is the thing: The Cowboys defense is NOT suppose to scare you. The offense is the key to their success. But the Cowboys defense won’t quit in the second half because of a poorly producing offense like the Giants did. The Cowboys will be protecting a lead using a top notch offense, unlike the Giants. The Giants have ZERO offense.

  12. nyneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:21 AM
    The writer forgot to mention Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery. They will be options for Rodgers on Sunday, too.

    Losing Nelson is a huge blow, and it’s got to be killing him that he is out because of an illegal hit. Especially after all the hard work he put in to get back to where he is.

    The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them

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    No, the Dallas defense shouldnt scare anyone, the Giants defense was better, however, the Giants couldnt sustain drives, did not have a running game and couldnt control the line of scrimmage offensively. What should scare Green Bay is the Dallas offense, Green Bay gave up 5.7 yards per carry to Dallas in the first game and they moved the ball and finished drives, the Giants could not.

  13. NOT a Packers fan but I don’t enjoy seeing player injured, Jordy is a darn good player.
    Hopefully the Cowboys and Packers will be eliminated soon!

  14. Randall Cobb, who had three touchdown catches against the Giants, will join Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis…..

    AND WHAT IF ALL THESE GUYS GO DOWN? WHOSE THE NEXT MAN UP? CLAY GUION?

  15. The way the Pack has been playing the last 7 or 8 games had me thinking they win this game with the Boys……without Jordy not so sure anymore…

  16. leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:05 PM

    Randall Cobb, who had three touchdown catches against the Giants, will join Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis…..

    AND WHAT IF ALL THESE GUYS GO DOWN? WHOSE THE NEXT MAN UP? CLAY GUION?
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    Then, Aaron Rodgers will throw a hail mary to Aaron Rodgers …..duh. Why do you think he throws them so high!!!

  17. “If there’s any team that can over come this loss, it’s Aaron Rodgers and the Packers” and the refs

  18. If there’s any team that can over come this loss, it’s Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and the refs

  19. Cody, wow, congratulations on a cogent, well-articulated comment. Although, I am a little surprised to see you supporting the Packers…

  20. The Pack still will win because the last time the Cowgirls faced a real opponent in the Giants, Dak looked like a scared little girl and deer in headlights. The Pack will win 35-31.. Because The Cowgirl fans will not rule that stadium and this team hasn’t proven they can handle the pressure and have zero experience. Unless that O-Line can play defense and control the clock 45-15 forget it! Rodgers is too damn good and too damn hot!

  21. nyneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:21 AM

    The writer forgot to mention Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery. They will be options for Rodgers on Sunday, too.

    Losing Nelson is a huge blow, and it’s got to be killing him that he is out because of an illegal hit. Especially after all the hard work he put in to get back to where he is.

    The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them.
    ______________________________
    The Giants offense doesn’t scare anybody and NY lost because they left way too many points on the field. You have to score TD’s and the Giants didn’t.
    In contrast, the Cowboys offense scares lots of teams.

  22. nyneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:21 AM

    The writer forgot to mention Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery. They will be options for Rodgers on Sunday, too.

    Losing Nelson is a huge blow, and it’s got to be killing him that he is out because of an illegal hit. Especially after all the hard work he put in to get back to where he is.

    The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them.

    the giants d is terrible.. how did they give up 38 points? the last 6 games of the season, green bay faced horridly bad teams..go figure

  23. Still, the Packers will not use this as an excuse. They will play a strong game come Sunday and while Dallas has more talent, the game is played on the field, not on a piece of paper (a concept which escapes most Viking fans)

    That’s why Allison’s emergence in the late part of the season is so important, it plug and play at this point, we don’t have any other option.

  24. They should suspend the Giants DB next year for the same amount of games Jordy misses, because it was an illegal hit.

  25. packer fans are hypocrites. if Rodgers gets knocked out in the first quarter, and they get blown out, u don’t think they will bring up his injury ? puhleeeeze

    _________________________________

    Bye Bye Felicia…. we’ll see you and your sisters when the draft happens… you know, that time of year when you all spout about how the Queens will win the SB and Spieleman the magician has drafted all the rights pieces to have the most dominate team of the century… Oh, yea… maybe starting in the second round because you gave away a first round pick for Bradford.

  26. leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:54 PM
    if it took nelson a year to recover from acl, this will take just as long.. it involves breathing

    0 0
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    You don’t need a step ladder for that reach.

    The amount of bitterness from these kinds of fans is as breathtaking as the hit itself.

    toodlez

  27. 1bigtex says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:45 PM
    nyneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:21 AM

    The writer forgot to mention Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery. They will be options for Rodgers on Sunday, too.

    Losing Nelson is a huge blow, and it’s got to be killing him that he is out because of an illegal hit. Especially after all the hard work he put in to get back to where he is.

    The Dallas defense does not scare me. The Giants defense is way better than they are. The Packers can score on them, and I think the Packers have a good chance to beat them.
    ______________________________
    The Giants offense doesn’t scare anybody and NY lost because they left way too many points on the field. You have to score TD’s and the Giants didn’t.
    In contrast, the Cowboys offense scares lots of teams.

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    NY lost because the Packers offense dominated them in the 4th quarter.
    Dallas better hope the game doesn’t turn into a shootout, because they won’t be able to score a lot of points in a hurry. They are not built to score that way.
    Dallas is a very solid team. Their “O” line is the key to their offense, and as good as Elliott and Prescott have been this year, let’s not kid ourselves. If they didn’t have that “O” line in front of them, they wouldn’t have come close to doing what they did.
    The Cowboys are favored and they deserve to be. But if they underestimate the Packers it will be a huge mistake.

  28. AND WHAT IF ALL THESE GUYS GO DOWN? WHOSE THE NEXT MAN UP? CLAY GUION?
    ——-
    What if every receiver on the team goes down? That’s really your question? That level of deep thinking combined with your inability to use caps lock properly makes me question your well being.

  29. textexington says:

    The ALMIGHTY 13 time World CHAMPS
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    The only championships that matter are Super Bowls. And it should be the Landry trophy. All Lombardi did was call the power sweep 30 times a game.

  30. Too bad about Jordy. You have to feel bad for him – he’s such a competitor and Im sure was excited for this game. If we can slow down the run, I think the Pack has a chance. Hopefully, it’ll be a good game. Maybe with a little pressure, Dak will finally look like a rookie. He certainly hasnt to date.

    On the bright side, the inane banter from the skoltrolls has trickled down to a lone wailing voice in the wilderness pleading for attention or at least some pity.

  31. Note to Dallas — don’t bother to cover that Geronimo Allison guy — he’s an undrafted rookie free agent — has hands of stone, short as Danny DeVito, limps like grandma, and no burst.

    Really.

  32. Maybe if he didn’t go by an 11 year olds nickname he could man up and play on Sunday. I mean come on, what grown man goes by Jordy?

  33. All the pressure is on the the Cowboys…
    Number 1 seed
    Home field
    Highly touted QB and RB

    All the pressure, lets see if they can handle it.

  34. No one likes to see a good player go down, but injuries are part of the game. With or without Nelson, the Packers were going to be a tough out for the Cowboys, because they are motivated.
    These two storied franchises have met 34 times and are split even at 17-17, with Dallas up one in the playoffs. None of that matters of course when the ball is snapped. The game will come down to coaching, match ups and adjustments, like every other game. Green Bay is an extremely dangerous team, well coached and determined. Prescott and Eliot, while rested, have never played in January before, not at this level. Even when they still had the Triplets, Dallas hasn’t gotten beyond the divisional round in 21 years. And Garrett doesn’t impress.
    As much as I love the Cowboys, I’m hesitant to pick them over the Packers. But it will be a game.

  35. pkrlvr says:
    Jan 13, 2017 1:43 PM

    AND WHAT IF ALL THESE GUYS GO DOWN? WHOSE THE NEXT MAN UP? CLAY GUION?
    ——-
    What if every receiver on the team goes down? That’s really your question? That level of deep thinking combined with your inability to use caps lock properly makes me question your well being.

    THAT IS MY QUESTION. WHAT IF 52 GUYS GOT SICK WITH NOROVIRUS? AND ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS RODGERS? COULD HE DO IT HIMSELF? NOPE..OH, AND MY CAPS LOCK IS OFF!!

  36. skyflyer63 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 2:58 PM

    All the pressure is on the the Cowboys…
    Number 1 seed
    Home field
    Highly touted QB and RB

    All the pressure, lets see if they can handle it.

    THEY SEEMED TO HANDLE IT FINE IN THE 90S WHEN THEY BLEW OUT THE PACKERS

  37. GOT A DJ IN THE WISCONSIN AREA THAT IS A HUGE PACKER FAN, BUT CALLS RODGERS “COIN SLOT HEAD” CUZ HE SAID WITH THAT STRIPE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE HELMET, IT LOOKS LIKE A COIN FORCED THRU A SLOT…RoDgErS IS DORKY LOOKING

  38. leatherface2012 says:Nov 28, 2016 9:59 PM

    rodgers completes almost 90% of passes under 3 and a half feet..gee what a surprise….also nelson cant separate anymore. period

    Potentially prophetic… alas – purely pathetic

  39. Posted by Mike Florio on November 26, 2016, 12:43 PM

    After four straight losses in which the Packers have given up 153 total points (38.25 per game), Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers said (with a straight face) that the Packers can run the table. Coach Mike McCarthy likes the confidence, even if it borders on delusion.

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    It’s always fun to look back. Provides an opportunity for reflection.

  40. breitzy says:

    Maybe if he didn’t go by an 11 year olds nickname he could man up and play on Sunday. I mean come on, what grown man goes by Jordy?

    That criticism from someone going by “breitzy”?

  41. Well gee whiz. It’s not like they were going to win anyway with McMoron in charge.
    Another year, another blown playoff game for the Pack.
    Wow. What a surprise.

  42. Packers aren’t favored to win, but they are dangerous, and at least they’re still playing this week. If they win and then get Jordy back, they will be the team to beat in the NFC.

  43. Just tell him to get some weed from Shields and Allison to mask the pain, heard they have extra. The league won’t test him anyway, I mean he plays for the Packers. We all know everything the Packers do gets swept under the rug. What does he have to lose other than the pain?

  44. No problems.

    Packers won XXXI without their top WR, Robert Brooks.

    Packers won XLV with half their defense and o-line on IR. (and their best defender injured in the first half of the game)

  45. yneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 1:06 PM
    They should suspend the Giants DB next year for the same amount of games Jordy misses, because it was an illegal hit.
    ——————————————————————————-

    Have fun watching 4th stringers play all next year then. If they start suspending players for an illegal hit that gets flagged, then they have to do it for all teams including the Packers. Don’t act like they are choirboys because they aren’t.

    Getting sick of the whining regarding that hit. Was it illegal? By the letter of the rule, yes. Was it DIRTY? Did Hall go in (like. Burfict or Suh) and intentionally try to hurt Nelson? That’s ridiculous. If they were going to do that, pick an area where they have less depth… like QB. They had PLENTY of opportunities to hurt Rodgers if they wanted to when they sacked him 4 times in the first half.

    I can only imagine the tears that would be flowing if that happened.

  46. I ruled him out until the SB as soon as I saw him roll on the ground, not get up, then sit in the cart to be taken away.

  47. Leather, why dont you just type “LOOK AT ME” over and over? And shouldn’t you guys be in hibernation now that your team is out?

  48. If they didn’t have that “O” line in front of them, they wouldn’t have come close to doing what they did.
    _____

    But they do have that O-Line. Its a team game. And thats probably where this game gets determined. If Dallas can get Elliott rolling and control the clock, allow for play action passes, then Dallas wins. If GB can keep Elliott under wraps, then GB will win.

    Dallas has to keep Rodgers off the field to win.

  49. abninf says:
    Jan 13, 2017 1:46 PM
    textexington says:

    The ALMIGHTY 13 time World CHAMPS
    ===============================

    The only championships that matter are Super Bowls. And it should be the Landry trophy. All Lombardi did was call the power sweep 30 times a game.

    ________________________________________

    You know, your parents should make you do your homework instead of coming in here trying to sound intelligent.
    And while you’re at it look up Lombardi and see what he did at the high school, college, and pro levels.
    By the way, he whipped your boy Tom Landry twice to win the first two Super Bowls.
    Lombardi is the best head coach ever in the NFL and Belichick is the 2nd best.

  50. yneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 1:06 PM
    They should suspend the Giants DB next year for the same amount of games Jordy misses, because it was an illegal hit.
    ——————————————————————————-

    Have fun watching 4th stringers play all next year then. If they start suspending players for an illegal hit that gets flagged, then they have to do it for all teams including the Packers. Don’t act like they are choirboys because they aren’t.

    Getting sick of the whining regarding that hit. Was it illegal? By the letter of the rule, yes. Was it DIRTY? Did Hall go in (like. Burfict or Suh) and intentionally try to hurt Nelson? That’s ridiculous. If they were going to do that, pick an area where they have less depth… like QB. They had PLENTY of opportunities to hurt Rodgers if they wanted to when they sacked him 4 times in the first half.

    I can only imagine the tears that would be flowing if that happened.

    ____________________________________

    I never said or implied the hit was dirty. But it was clearly an illegal hit and I am one who wishes the NFL would start making players who injure another player on an illegal hit sit out the same number of games the injured player misses. That includes Packers, by the way.
    The result would be these guys would pay way more attention to what they are doing when they tackle or block someone, and that would be good for all of them.

  51. All of you blowhard Packers fans talking about Nelson coming back for the NFCCG, please be on here next week if the Pack loses to explain yourselves.

  52. djvh2 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 4:09 PM
    Packers aren’t favored to win, but they are dangerous, and at least they’re still playing this week. If they win and then get Jordy back, they will be the team to beat in the NFC.

    With multiple cracked ribs, unfortunately he is done for the the next 6 weeks at least, so we won’t be seeing him out there at all even if the Packers make it to the Super Bowl. I don’t know why they don’t just announce that.

  53. yneal says:
    Jan 13, 2017 1:06 PM

    I never said or implied the hit was dirty. But it was clearly an illegal hit and I am one who wishes the NFL would start making players who injure another player on an illegal hit sit out the same number of games the injured player misses. That includes Packers, by the way.
    The result would be these guys would pay way more attention to what they are doing when they tackle or block someone, and that would be good for all of them.
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    Then go watch flag football. My God, do you really expect this guys to sit there and contemplate every move that a receiver MIGHT make, and adjust accordingly? They have MAYBE a second or two, and then if the receiver moves (sort of like how Nelson was moving), then you hit a different area than you planned.

    Hate to break it to you, but this isn’t Madden. You can’t make a player freeze-frame, re-route, and adjust to avoid a hit.

    How about this? Since running might be dangerous, how about if they walk, and QB’s are only allowed to pass underhand. And defenders have to walk up and ask a receiver if they could pretty please tackle them. Imagine how exciting those Aaron Rodgers scrambles would look!

  54. And besides, nyneal, what’s to stop a player from faking injury (and the team going along with it) to keep another teams star player out indefinitely?

    And what do you know? Clay Matthews broke Brian Hoyer’s arm and was flagged for Roughing the Passer. Since he was flagged, the hit was illegal (AKA against the rules). And since Brian Hoyer missed the rest of the season, I guess they should have ended Clay’s season too. I’m sure you would be very happy about that.

  55. Most of the posters here have never played football at the elite college level, let alone the NFL, and if hit once like Nelson was would never watch, let alone play, another game of football.

    Get well Mr. Nelson.

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