When Greg Jennings went down earlier this year with a groin injury, Jordy Nelson owners were pleased with the thought of him getting even more looks from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The problem? Nelson can’t stay healthy either.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy said WR Jordy Nelson would be “hard pressed” to play Sunday vs. Detroit.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2012
Nelson left in the first quarter of Green Bay’s win over Minnesota Sunday with a hamstring injury. He apparently “felt something in pre-game” but he then decided to give it a go. Unfortunately after just one reception for ten yards, the second-round pick in 2008 was unable to continue. Nelson was forced to miss a Week 8 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a similar issue.
This is good news for Jennings and James Jones owners, both of whom will now receive more targets in Nelson’s absence. Jennings made his return to the lineup Sunday and was targeted eight times, catching four balls for 46 yards, while Jones was targeted twice, catching two balls for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Hopefully Nelson can return for the rest of the fantasy playoff drive, but it doesn’t look good this week.