The Green Bay Packers have made their final decision regarding Jordy Nelson.
Head coach Mike McCarthy announced Friday that the Packers' star wide receiver will not play in Sunday's divisional-round clash against the Dallas Cowboys. Nelson will be forced to sit out after sustaining multiple rib fractures during last week's win over the New York Giants.
"We'll re-evaluate Monday. He's going through a workout now," McCarthy said when asked if Nelson could play in the NFC Championship Game. "He's feeling better every day."
McCarthy also said Nelson will travel with the team to Dallas despite his injuries.
The 31-year old suffered cracked ribs when he was hit in the abdomen with the crown of Giants' Leon Hall's helmet. The task of replacing Nelson will now fall o the committee of Packers' receiver.
Wideouts Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, and rookie Geronimo Allison will all see increased roles, with Allison benefitting the most from Nelson's absence.
"I have a lot of confidence in Geronimo," McCarthy said. "The progression he's made throughout the season."
Allison had just 8 yards in the wild-card round, but finished the regular season strongly, catching eight passes for 157 yards and a touchdown over the final two weeks.
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