Ian Rapoport reports that Packers WR Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs during the team’s win over the Giants on Sunday. According to Rapoport, it “will take an incredible [for him] effort to play.”
Nelson was carted to the locker room during the second quarter of Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Giants with a rib injury. He was attempting to make a sideline catch when he took a big shot to the ribs by Giants CB Leon Hall. The Packers announced that he’s questionable to return to the game.
The concern for Nelson is that playing through rib fractures is not only painful, but it could put him in position to possibly sustain an organ injury.
The Packers had him stay overnight at the hospital for further evaluation but they still haven’t ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Nelson’s injury as the news is available.