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

06:51  09 january  2017
06:51  09 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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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 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 Nelson has yet to return to the sidelines , as the game nears halftime. Here’s video of the hit . UPDATE: The Green Bay Packers released a statement on Jordy Nelson ’s injury . WR Jordy Nelson ( ribs ) is out for the game #NYGvsGB.

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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Jordy Nelson dropped a pass along the sideline , bobbling the football before being hit hard in the ribs by Leon Hall. Packers -Giants Injury Update: Ty Montgomery returns after suffering leg injury . Packers -Giants Injury Update: Jordy Nelson leaves game with rib injury , ruled OUT .

The Packers said Nelson had a rib injury , and his return was questionable. Nelson stayed down on the sideline for a few minutes while play continued. He then walked to a cart that took him inside the stadium, hunched over in the front seat with his hands on his face. Jordy Nelson took a hit . pic.twitter.com/u8s1NVd20e. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 8, 2017.

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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.

This article has been updated.

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