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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Articles tagged: Jordy Nelson

Report: Jordy Nelson has fractured ribs; would take ‘incredible effort’ to play

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson reportedly suffered multiple broken ribs on a hit he took in Sunday’s win over the New York Giants.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Nelson fractured “at least two” of his ribs and that it will be difficult for him to play next weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.

Nelson was in a great deal of pain after taking a shot to the midsection from Giants cornerback Leon Hall. He was carted to the locker room and later ended up spending the night in a hospital. You can see a video of the play here.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has not ruled out Nelson playing vs. Dallas, but the veteran receiver has to be in a great deal of pain. The issue will likely come down to pain management, and you have to wonder how limited Nelson would be if he played a week after suffering the injury. Aaron Rodgers could very well be without his top target in the divisional round.

Jordy Nelson spent night in hospital with rib injury, could play vs. Cowboys

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s win over the New York Giants after taking a shot to the ribs, and the injury was significant enough that Nelson wound up in the hospital.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Nelson spent the night in a medical facility receiving treatment. The veteran won’t practice until Saturday at the earliest, at which point the team will decide if he can play against the Dallas Cowboys.

Nelson was in obvious pain and ended up being carted to the locker room after Giants cornerback Leon Hall leveled him in the midsection. You can see a video of the play here.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense were still able to roll after Nelson left the game, but Jordy is Rodgers’ favorite target — specifically in the red zone. Losing him for a game against the No. 1-seeded Cowboys would be tough for Green Bay.

Jordy Nelson carted to locker room with rib injury (Video)

Green Bay Packers fans have their hearts in their mouths thanks to an injury that may bode very poorly for their hopes of a playoff win.

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson was carted to the locker room with a rib injury early in the second quarter of the Packers’ wild-card tilt against the New York Giants.

Nelson suffered the injury on this hit by Giants cornerback Leon Hall.

Nelson was walking gingerly as he headed to the sideline. His return is listed as questionable.

Nelson wasn’t the same player during the first half of the season as he recovered from an ACL tear, and the Packers offense suffered as a result. His renaissance saw him catch five touchdowns in six games and coincided with Green Bay’s season-ending six-game win streak. If he’s out for the rest of the game, it will be a huge blow to Green Bay’s offense.

Giants’ Janoris Jenkins challenges Jordy Nelson ahead of wild-card game

Janoris Jenkins is feeling confident ahead of the New York Giants’ wild-card tilt against the Green Bay Packers.

The Giants cornerback called out Jordy Nelson, the Packers’ No. 1 receiver, in a now-deleted tweet Sunday morning.

Bold move. Nelson has been a key to Green Bay’s late-season renaissance, with 594 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the team’s last six games. That said, when the Giants and Packers met in Week 4, Nelson was held to just four catches for 38 yards, though one of those receptions was a touchdown.

Jenkins is certainly talking big, and he does have reason to be confident, as New York’s defense has been playing at an elite level. He runs the risk of looking silly, as he did here, if Nelson, Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay offense is firing on all cylinders.

Jordy Nelson admits he is not 100 percent after tearing ACL last year

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It has been nearly 15 months since Jordy Nelson suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, and the Green Bay Packers star admits he still has not gotten back to full speed.

Nelson is on pace for 1,000 receiving yards this season and ranks second among NFL receivers with seven touchdown catches, but anyone who has watched him knows he is hardly the same explosive player we saw in 2014. Nelson knows it, too, and he now understands why players say you have to wait until your second season back from major knee surgery to really feel normal again.

“Yeah, and until you experience it you probably don’t know,” he told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com this week. “Hopefully we’re having that conversation next year.”

During his career-best 2014 season, Nelson was arguably the biggest deep-ball threat in football. This year, he has caught just three passes that were thrown 30 or more yards downfield. That doesn’t necessarily mean his surgically-repaired knee is bothering him, however.

“I think it’s more just your body getting back to normal overall,” Nelson said. “If you take a year off from the game, the grind of the season, the recovery every week, all that I think is more part of it than the actual knee I would assume.”

It doesn’t help that Nelson is 31, so there’s a chance he may never get back to where he was two years ago. That hasn’t stopped Aaron Rodgers from throwing to him, as Nelson leads the Packers with 71 targets this season.

A report we heard a couple of weeks ago indicated the Packers are concerned about Nelson. Considering how important he is to a passing offense that has struggled, we don’t blame them. Green Bay fans can only hope Nelson continues to trend in the right direction down the stretch.

Report: Packers concerned about Jordy Nelson after slow start

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Jordy Nelson had yet another uninspiring performance in the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Chicago Bears Thursday night, and the team is reportedly starting to get concerned about the star wideout.

A Packers source told Jason Cole of Bleacher Report that Nelson is having a difficult time regaining his explosiveness after he missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. The source said there is “growing concern” about Nelson in part because the Packers will have to rely on the running game going forward with Eddie Lacy and James Starks out.

Nelson is clearly not the same player he was in 2014, when he caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was by far Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target that season, and it seemed like the two were hooking up for a 60-yard touchdown on a weekly basis. On Thursday night, Nelson caught just one pass for nine yards.

At 31, Nelson is not exactly young anymore. It’s certainly possible that it is taking him a while to regain his strength and confidence to make cuts, but he has also had issues with his hands — ones that he was extremely harsh on himself about earlier this season.

Rodgers appeared to be back on track in Thursday’s win, but the Bears are not a good team. If Nelson can’t return to somewhere near his old form, the Packers will continue to struggle against good defenses.

Jordy Nelson calls his dropped passes ’embarrassing’

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Jordy Nelson caught just four passes against the New York Giants Sunday night despite being targeted 13 times, and a lot of that was his own fault. Nelson dropped multiple passes, one of which led to an interception. Let’s just say he doesn’t need a lecture from the coaching staff.

After the Green Bay Packers’ 23-16 win over the G-Men, Nelson was very critical of himself.

Nelson did make a nice diving catch for Green Bay’s first touchdown of the game, but much of his production this season has come in the red zone. He is tied for the league lead with five touchdown receptions, but he has not looked nearly as explosive since returning from a torn ACL.

The Packers looked like they were going to have their way with the Giants after marching down the field and scoring a touchdown on their first drive, but they sputtered for much of the night after that. While Nelson is obviously a huge step up over the receiver who tried to replace him last year, you have to wonder if age (he’s 31) and his previous knee issue are slowing him down just a tad.