UPDATE (4:15 p.m.): Jordy Nelson indeed played for the Green Bay Packers and made this great first-quarter grab in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons.
UPDATE (2:50 p.m.): Jordy Nelson indeed is active for the Green Bay Packers’ NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons, despite the broken ribs he sustained just two weeks ago.
Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) also are active, which means the Packers will have their full compliment of receivers, even if some of them aren’t at full strength.
ORIGINAL STORY: Jordy Nelson is pulling out all the stops for Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers wide receiver is expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, NFL Media’s Ian Raporort and Stacey Dales reported on Twitter.
Nelson suffered fractured ribs Jan. 8 in the Packers’ wild-card round win over the New York Giants. He sat out Green Bay’s divisional-round win over the Dallas Cowboys last weekend but hopes the latest impact-absorption technology can help him endure whatever pain the Falcons inflict.
The Packers listed Nelson as questionable on their injury report, along with fellow receivers Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison, but the three are expected to play through pain with the conference championship on the line.
Nelson led the NFL during the regular season with 14 touchdown receptions. Adams caught 75 passes for 997 yards and 13 TDs.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will try to lead his team to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010. Having some of his favorite targets available should help him in that pursuit.
Thumbnail photo via Jim Matthews/Green Bay Press Gazette/USA TODAY Sports Images
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