Sports Packers' Jordy Nelson out with rib injury after taking sideline hit

06:51  09 january  2017
06:51  09 january  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Packers are without their top receiver after Jordy Nelson left early in the second quarter with injured ribs .

Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers © (Getty Images) Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers The Packers are without their top receiver after Jordy Nelson left Sunday's game early in the second quarter with a rib injury.

The injury occurred on a first-down pass to Nelson to start Green Bay's fourth possession against the Giants. Nelson leapt to catch the high pass from Aaron Rodgers and was hit on his left side by Giants defensive back Leon Hall.

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Nelson dropped to the ground on the Packers sideline and remained on the turf for several minutes before being helped onto a cart and taken to the locker room. The Packers initially said Nelson was questionable to return before ruling him out to begin the second half.

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The Packers are without their top receiver after Jordy Nelson left early in the second quarter with injured ribs .

-The Packers are without their top receiver after Jordy Nelson left Sunday's game early in the second quarter with a rib injury . The injury occurred on a first-down pass to Nelson to start Green Bay's fourth possession against the Giants.

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The Packers had just 7 yards of total offense through their first four possessions as the Giants held a 6-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Green Bay finally got on the board with an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass to Davante Adams with roughly two minutes remaining in the half. Green Bay extended its lead to 14-6 with a 42-yard Hail Mary pass from Rodgers to Randall Cobb on the final play of the half.

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49ers expected to fire Chip Kelly, Trent Baalke .
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