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Nelson misses practice; Finley, Boykin return

Jan 09, 2013 -- 1:49am
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Jordy Nelson was not at practice Tuesday, and his status for Saturday is unclear.

GREEN BAY – Jordy Nelson, who played just 19 snaps against Minnesota in last Saturday night’s NFC Wild Card Playoff game and limped off the field late, did not practice Tuesday.

It’s not clear how serious the Green Bay Packers wide receiver’s injury could be, and whether he might miss or be limited in Saturday night’s NFC Divisional Playoff game at San Francisco because NFL rules don’t require teams to issue official injury reports on Tuesdays, even when they are playing a Saturday game and they’re essentially going through a Wednesday schedule. The 49ers did not issue an injury report, either.

Nelson was one of three players not in attendance during the portion of Tuesday’s practice that was open to reporters inside the Don Hutson Center. Defensive end Jerel Worthy, who has already been declared out for the season with a knee injury but has yet to be placed on injured reserve, and rookie safety Jerron McMillian, for reasons unknown, were also absent.

Meanwhile, both tight end Jermichael Finley (hamstring) and wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (ankle) were participating in practice. Finley left last Saturday night’s game with a hamstring injury in the third quarter and did not return. Boykin suffered an ankle injury in the Dec. 30 regular-season finale at Minnesota, an injury that turned out to not be as severe as it looked at the time.

The first official injury report of the week will be issued Wednesday.

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