Already dealing with broken ribs, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was held out of practice Friday due to an illness. Reuters

It’s no secret the Green Bay Packers have reached the NFC Championship game for the second time in three seasons due in large party to quarterback Aaron Rodgers' stellar play and some solid efforts from the receiving unit.

But ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, it remains unclear as to whether or not Rodgers will have his best weapons in receivers Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison, according to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s remarks Friday afternoon.

“All three of the receivers will be given every chance to play in the game,” McCarthy told reporters. “They have work to do, particularly in the area of rehab, between now and the game.”

When asked of each’s status would be a game-time decision, McCarthy reiterated his statement and added: “If we know tomorrow, we’ll know tomorrow, if we know Sunday we’ll know Sunday. I want to give these guys the open time frame to do everything they can to play. So maybe one or two of those will have to do some work before the game.”

Nelson was a limited participant in Wednesday and Thursday’s practices and was held out of Friday’s session due to an illness.

Nelson suffered broken ribs during the NFC wild-card victory over the New York Giants and sat out last Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. Adams hurt his left ankle in the fourth quarter and Allison his hamstring against Dallas.

Adams told the team’s official website Thursday that he is unlikely to know his game status until Sunday, and it’s unclear if he will practice on Saturday. Neither Adams nor Allison has participated in practice all week.

“It is what it is. Football has a 100 percent injury rate,” he said. “You’re going to have something. God has blessed me throughout the entire year to be healthy for the most part. I just have to battle through some adversity now.

“Last year was definitely more difficult to deal with, so far at this point. But as far as Sunday, I didn’t have a must-have playoff game to go to last year.”

Previously, McCarthy was unwilling to rule out any of his top receivers and stressed the importance of the game was an obvious factor.

"In the regular-season ... mindset, none of them would play," McCarthy said told reporters after Thursday’s practice. "But obviously this is a different time. This is a different point where we are in the season. Everybody understands where we are here."