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Jordy Nelson Injury: Updates on Packers Star's Ankle

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14:  Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Ben ChodosCorrespondent IINovember 4, 2012

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left the team’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury. 

UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:50 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

Jordy Nelson is listed as active, according to Green Bay Packers official site.

He should be ready to contribute against the New York Giants and he should be a solid play in fantasy this week.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11:47 a.m. ET by Justin Welton

According to Duke Bobber of Packers.com, Jordy Nelson was not on the official inactive list which means he will be in uniform Sunday against the Detroit Lions. 

Nelson leads Green Bay in reception yards with 535 and yards per reception with 13.3.

With Greg Jennings continuously on the shelf, having Nelson available for Sunday's game against Detroit is great news for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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UPDATE: Friday, November 16 at 1:13 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

The good news continues to pour in for Green Bay and Jordy Nelson fantasy football owners. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lists Jordy Nelson as probably on the Packers' injury report for this week.

#Packers inj: Driver prob, Green prob, G. Jennings out, Kuhn prob, Lang prob, Manning ques, CM out, Neal prob, Nelson prob, Quarless out...

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 16, 2012

 

The Packers should be even better with Nelson recovering over the bye week. The Packers are riding a four-game win streak after starting the season 2-3.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 14 at 2:50 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

If you were looking for positive news regarding Nelson's playing status this week—beyond the fact that he's returned to practice—Mike McCarthy provided it, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

MM: I thought Jordy Nelson looked his old self. I don't have a very high or any level of concern. He looked normal

— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) November 14, 2012

Sounds like a ringing endorsement to me. Expect Nelson to suit up and resume WR1 status this week.

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12, 1:30 p.m. ET by Donald Wood

Good news for Green Bay Packers fans, as star wide receiver Jordy Nelson returned to practice Monday after leaving the Team’s Week 9 game early with an ankle injury, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

For #Packers, Greg Jennings, Neal, Matthews, Woodson, Bulaga all out. Meanwhile, Kuhn, Shields, Nelson were back.

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 12, 2012

Fantasy owners and Packers fans have to be ecstatic that the star has used the bye week to get healthy and has returned to practice early in the week.

The hope now is that Nelson doesn’t suffer a setback the whole week and will play in the team’s Week 11 divisional matchup with the Detroit Lions.

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UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Jordy Nelson's ankle injury is not causing Packers head coach Mike McCarthy much concern. 

Green Bay reported the following statement from the coach via Twitter. 

McCarthy-Jordy Nelson sprained his ankle. “I think he’s going to be OK.”

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2012

Aaron Rodgers was still able to throw four touchdown passes and lead a 31-17 victory over the Cardinals, but Nelson's return after the bye week would still be extremely beneficial to the team's offense. 

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The Packers reported via Twitter that he is questionable to return to the Week 9 matchup, before USA Today's Tyler Dunne added that Nelson was done for the day. 

WR Jordy Nelson: Ankle injury, return questionable. #AZvsGB #packers

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 4, 2012

No shocker here. WR Jordy Nelson (ankle) and RT Bryan Bulaga (hip) are officially OUT for the remainder of the game. #packers

— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 4, 2012

Nelson went down in the first quarter after sliding to the ground in an attempt to catch a pass near the goal line. On the play, his right ankle rolled underneath him, and he was clearly in pain as he limped to the sidelines.

As NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus notes, the Packers' trainers removed Nelson’s cleats and put an ice pack on his injured ankle.

This is an extremely disappointing turn of events for Nelson, as he missed last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a hamstring injury. As Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer notes, Nelson was questionable for this contest due to his ailing hamstring.

RT @nickweidman: @jayglazer How's jordy nelson looking for Sunday?>much better shape than he was in this time last wk but still iffy

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 2, 2012

Despite his attempt to play through the pain, his day may be done due to a different injury.

This string of poor luck is even more unfortunate considering Nelson’s form heading into the Packers game against Jacksonville. He caught nine passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns against the Houston Texans, then reeled in eight passes for 122 yards and another score the following week against the St. Louis Rams.

Nelson’s absence significantly hurts the Packers passing game, as he was the team's top option in Greg Jennings’ absence. Jennings had surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle and will miss several weeks, according to Sports Illustrated.

Green Bay will certainly hope that Nelson’s latest ding is nothing serious, and that he will be fully healthy when the team gets back from its bye week.

Check back here for updates on Nelson’s condition going forward. 

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