GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Already Sunday, we have two NFC North receivers sidelined by injury in their first quarters of their respective games.
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson injured a hamstring in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. It wasn't immediately clear if it was the same hamstring that has given Nelson trouble for the past month or so, but with Greg Jennings active for this game, you wonder if the Packers will take a cautious approach with Nelson's return. His return is officially listed as questionable.
Meanwhile, Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles went to the locker room to have his left knee examined. It's not the same knee Broyles injured last season at Oklahoma, but for the moment it has left the Lions awfully thin at receiver against the Indianapolis Colts. Remember, Titus Young is inactive for this game and Nate Burleson is out for the season. Newly-acquired Mike Thomas is the next man up.