Jordy Nelson was taken to the locker room after taking a nasty hit.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson received a devastating hit from a Giants defender.
Team officials carted Nelson into the locker room after taking a shot to his ribs from the Giants defender. Nelson has yet to return to the sidelines, as the game nears halftime.
Here’s video of the hit. Nelson can feel the defender coming, yet reaches for the football at the last second, leaving his ribs open.
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Jordy Nelson led the Packers in most receiving categories this year with nearly 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns. After tearing his ACL early in the 2015 season, Nelson is a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year after leading the NFL in touchdown receptions.
With the Green Bay Packers struggles to run the football, a heavy workload is on the arm of Aaron Rodgers. Without his favorite target in Jordy Nelson, Rodgers will have to rely on his young core of receivers to make plays.
Nelson is “questionable” to return.
UPDATE: The Green Bay Packers released a statement on Jordy Nelson’s injury.
WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) is out for the game #NYGvsGB
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 8, 2017
Green Bay leads 14-6 early in the third quarter.