Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects Jordy Nelson (knee, ankle) to return to practice on Thursday.
McCarthy made specific reference to Nelson's ankle, saying it's "something Jordy has been fighting through." That would suggest it wasn't Nelson's knee that forced him to limp off the field late in Saturday's win over the Vikings. Even if Nelson misses another practice Thursday, he'll almost certainly be active against the 49ers. The question will be how big his role is. At least for the moment, it appears his snaps will likely be limited.