It wasn’t looking so promising for three of the Green Bay Packers’ receivers earlier this week. Today, there’s better news.
Initially, Jordy Nelson was given only a slight chance to play this week. That chance is probably still slight, but Nelson did practice for the first time since breaking his ribs in the wild card round, albeit on a limited basis.
Nelson says he’s feeling better, but as you would expect, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be on the field on Sunday.
“(Sunday) is obviously a long ways away. I’ve improved every day. Hopefully that continues,” Nelson said. “I’ve got to be able to go out and perform. I just can’t be out there slowly running or just being some random person.
“I’ve never played receiver with broken ribs. We’ll find out (what it’s like), hopefully. If it happens, we’ll see how it goes. Right now, I’m just focused on getting back to full motion and doing everything and seeing if we can get that opportunity.”
The other big news revolves around Davante Adams, who has a sprained ankle. The Packers suggested they’d hold Adams out of practice until Saturday because of the injury, which is not a great sign.
To add to the list of calamities, rookie receiver Geronimo Allison was also listed on Wednesday’s injury report with a leg injury.
So the worst-case scenario is the Packers might be lining up with Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis at receiver in the NFC Championship game. Two of those guys have done absolutely nothing this season.
Fortunately, it now appears that won’t be the case.
At this point, the #Packers expect WR Geronimo Allison (leg) and WR Davante Adams (sprained ankle) to be ready for Sunday, sources say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2017
So it at least appears the Packers will face the Falcons with the same contingent of receivers they beat the Cowboys with, if not their full complement. The question will then be if those guys can be effective despite their injuries.
Excuse me for not buying into Packers lip service concerning anything medical. They have misdiagnosed (too many times), they have surgically mishandled (see Sherrod) they have blatantly lied in the past to hide their medical mistakes.
We’ll find out on Sunday.
Just Ask Eddie Lacy ……
Despite WR injuries, Mike McCarthy says #Packers not considering signing FA or changing offensive approach. “This who we are, how we play.”
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This site and it`s writers kill me. Janis has been a major contributor on special teams all year. Is it his fault that McCarthy hardly lets him play reciever? As I recall he almost single-handedly stole the Arizona game last year! Trevor Davis had a great punt return in the first Falcon game this year. Now, because of one fumble he never plays. Like Janis,very fast and athletic but never plays. Give them a chance. Adams will be fine and somthing tells me Jordy might gut it out.