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Packers WR Jordy Nelson suffers a torn ACL in preseason game versus Steelers

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By JOHN DORN

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who finished second last season with 13 touchdown receptions, has reportedly suffered a torn ACL.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted the news during Sunday's preseason game between the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The injury unfortunately wouldn't be the first season-ending ailment of the preseason, but would certainly be the most impactful.

Nelson left the game against Pittsburgh after a non-contact injury suffered in the first half.



Nelson racked up more than 1,500 yards on 98 receptions for the Packers a season ago. The 30-year-old was preparing for his eighth NFL season -- all with Green Bay and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The team hasn't yet confirmed the injury, and Rapoport reports that Nelson has yet to undergo an MRI to confirm. Regardless, this seems to be a huge blow for the Packers, who had Super Bowl hopes after getting eliminated in last season's NFC Championship Game by the Seattle Seahawks.

Randall Cobb, entering his fifth season, would assume duties as Rodgers' No. 1 receiving option. Cobb caught 91 passes for just under 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.

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TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts with Jordy Nelson #87 after they connected for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field following the NFL game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers makes a nine yard pass reception as cornerback Cortland Finnegan #31 of the St. Louis Rams is penalized for unnecessary roughness on the tackle in the fourth quarter at Edward Jones Dome on October 21, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. The Packers defeated the Rams 30-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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