GREEN BAY – Jordy Nelson was polite, and he was entertaining. What the Green Bay Packers wide receiver was not on Friday was informative.
Nelson was ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Detroit Lions with the hamstring injury that he initially suffered in an Oct. 24 practice and reinjured last Sunday against Minnesota.
On Friday, Nelson used a 1 minute 11 second conversation to duck – with repeated laughs – any question about how the hamstring is healing, how long he’ll be out and how severe the injury is.
“I don’t know what you want me to say,” he began.
Nelson did dispute the notion that he’d felt discomfort in the hamstring before Sunday’s game – “No,” he said when asked if it was bothering him in warmups – and when asked what’s going on with it, he replied, “I pulled my hamstring.”
He then declined to say whether the Dec. 16 game at Chicago is realistic for him to play, saying, “I’m definitely not saying anything about that.”
Asked if he was worried about the hamstring, he replied, “I’m not worried. I’ll survive. I’ll live.”
And asked if he expected to return soon, he laughed again and said, “I expect to play again.”
So there you have it. Jordy Nelson’s hamstring injury is not life-threatening, and it’s not career-ending.
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