We finally have word on the injury diagnosis on Jordy Nelson, and the news is far from encouraging.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers' star wide receiver suffered at least two fractured ribs when cornerback Leon Hall hit him in the midsection during Sunday night's 38-13 win over the New York Giants.
Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy announced during his press conference on Monday that the star wide receiver spent the night in the hospital and won't practice Wednesday or Thursday.
McCarthy also didn't rule out the possibility of internal injuries, but the team is classifying the ailment as a rib injury.
Rapoport also notes that it would take an incredible effort for Nelson to take the field this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
If Nelson can return to practice by Saturday, McCarthy said he has a chance to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Post-Gazette. Nelson will rehab at Lambeau Field until Friday.
"If he can practice on Saturday, then he has a chance," McCarthy said. "If he doesn't practice, he won't play."
Randall Cobb and Davante Adams stepped up in his absence, combining for 241 yards and four touchdowns in the 38-13 win. If Nelson is unable to take the field, the Packers will likely go with a trio of Cobb, Adams and rookie Geronimo Allison against Dallas.
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