Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy offers update on Jordy Nelson; who spent evening in hospital

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Monday, January 9th offered an update on wide receiver Jordy Nelson during a news conference at Lambeau Field.

Nelson was hurt in the second quarter Sunday in the Packers’ playoff matchup vs. the Giants at Lambeau Field — after he was hit hard in the side near the sideline. He took a shot to the left side of his body from safety Leon Hall’s helmet while jumping for a pass that went incomplete. The Packers announced he was being carted off the field to the locker room — and questionable to return with a rib injury.

As the second half got underway, the Packers announced Jordy Nelson would not be returning to the game — out with a rib injury.

Jordy Nelson hurt during Packers vs. Giants playoff game

Jordy Nelson hurt during Packers vs. Giants playoff game

Jordy Nelson hurt during Packers vs. Giants playoff game

Jordy Nelson hurt during Packers vs. Giants playoff game

Coach McCarthy said Monday Nelson spent Sunday evening in the hospital. He was back at Lambeau Field Monday.

McCarthy said he’ll be in the “rehab group” through Friday, and if he’s able to practice on Saturday, he’ll have a chance to play on Sunday.

The Packers practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for the game on Sunday.

The Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, January 15th in Texas.

Kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m.