The Packers will be without Jordy Nelson when the team takes the field for Sunday’s NFC Divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed during his Friday morning news conference that the Packers have ruled out their leading receiver with a rib injury he sustained in Sunday’s 38-13 win over the New York Giants, according to a media release.
It’ll be the first time this season the Packers will be without their top receiver, who led the team in receptions (97), receiving yards (1,257) and touchdown catches (14) during the regular season.
The play along the sideline in the Packers playoff win deserved a penalty. No flag was thrown and Nelson did not return.
“It gives us one less receiver but obviously an extremely productive player,” McCarthy said. “You just go back to the way the game plan was set; the importance and emphasis on Jordy Nelson. With that, that’s gone and you just tilt opportunities the other way.
“That’s the way you always have to approach these type of situations anytime you have a player of his magnitude who’s not available.
That’s all part of developing a game plan. You have to do that during the early stages of the week. We anticipated potentially not having him this week, so we’ll be prepared for that.”
The Kansas State Wildcat football team’s locker room in the Vanier Family Football Complex is named the Nelson Family Locker Room in recognition of Jordy and his wife’s contribution.
All Wildcat fans hope he is healthy and able to play should the Packers get past the Cowboys.