Jordy Nelson hasn't officially been ruled out for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but Aaron Rodgers hinted on Wednesday that the Green Bay Packers would have to win to give Nelson a chance to get back on the field.
Nelson, who sustained a significant rib injury in last Sunday's wild-card win over the New York Giants, did not practice on Wednesday.
"It's tough," Rodgers said. "We've played a lot of football together. You realize how important these opportunities are, how they don't come around every single year. We feel great about our team. Obviously, we feel better with 87 in the lineup. He's a classy guy and a great teammate. I was with him last night and the night before. He's staying positive and he's hopeful.
"We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week."
Nelson led the Packers with 97 catches, 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season.