Nelson was hit hard by New York Giants defensive back Leon Hall with just over 11 minutes to go in the second quarter. Nelson went down hard on the Packers’ sideline and took several minutes to get to his feet.
Fox NFL analyst Mike Pereira later noted during the broadcast that Hall probably should have been flagged for the hit, since Hall led with the crown of his helmet.
The 31-year-old Nelson was carted to the Packers locker room, but did not appear to be limping. The team announced that he is questionable to return. On three targets, he had caught one pass for 13 yards prior to the injury.
We’ll update with more details as they become available.
UPDATE: Nelson was ruled out for the game during halftime. The Packers will need to roll with a receiving corps of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, and Jeff Janis for the remainder of the game.
UPDATE (1/9): CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora has the latest report out of Green Bay on Nelson’s status. It’s not much to go on just yet as it is very vague, but here’s the tweet:
Sounds like good news with Ty Montgomery, who had to miss some time Sun for the Pack, but not as optimistic on Jordy Nelson— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 9, 2017
Mike McCarthy had a much more tangible update in his Monday press conference, however, saying that Nelson will rehab through much of the week and could play against Dallas if he can practice on Saturday. Here’s a full discussion of McCarthy’s comments this afternoon.
Stay tuned for more updates as the week goes along.