However, a source tells Demovsky that Nelson has a “small chance” to play in the game.
Nelson is dealing with broken ribs the sustained during the team’s Wildcard game against the Giants, but the good news is that he doesn’t have any major internal injuries.
Demovsky’s source went as far to say that most players would have little or no chance to play two weeks after suffering this kind of injury but added that “Nelson is different than most players.”
The Packers’ offense is still putting up big numbers, even without Nelson, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see them hold him out of Sunday’s game and hope he can return in time for the Super Bowl, assuming, of course, they’re able to beat the Falcons.
Nelson, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Packer back in 2008. He’s currently in the third year of his five-year, $43 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $8.25 million and $9.25 million over the final two years of the contract.
In 2016, Nelson has appeared in all 16 games and caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns.