BBAO: Jordy Nelson's status in question

January, 2, 2013
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Although the Minnesota Vikings' and Green Bay Packers' weekly routines have moved up one day because of a Saturday night kickoff, their formal injury reports remain on the usual NFL schedule. As a result, Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn't have much to say about his team's injury situation other than confirming that defensive back Charles Woodson has been cleared to play for the first time in more than two months.

It seems likely that receiver Randall Cobb (ankle) will play, but the status of fellow receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) appears very much in the air. Nelson didn't practice Tuesday and McCarthy said he would provide more information on his status Wednesday, notes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.

The Packers have played almost the entire season without a full complement of receivers, and so in some ways it would be standard procedure to be without Nelson against the Vikings. And at best, we know that the Vikings' best cornerback (Antoine Winfield) will be playing with a broken right hand. But in the playoffs, you always hope to have all hands on deck. The Packers might not.

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