That would take an “incredible effort,” though, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who cited sources to report that Nelson suffered “at least two fractured ribs” after taking a vicious shot from Giants cornerback Leon Hall in the first half of Green Bay’s 38-13 win over New York.
After spending Sunday night in the hospital, Nelson will work this week with the team’s rehab group, per McCarthy. If the All-Pro pass-catcher can practice successfully on Saturday, the Packers would consider using him against Big D.
In Nelson’s absence, fellow wideouts Randall Cobb and Davante Adams combined for a whopping 241 yards and four touchdowns off 13 grabs against New York. Green Bay’s pass-catchers picked up the slack, but Nelson’s status will be monitored daily: His presence is incredibly important against a loaded Cowboys club.