Packers WR Jordy Nelson suffers a torn ACL in preseason game versus Steelers
The initial diagnosis on #Packers WR Jordy Nelson is a torn ACL, source said. Horrible news. Awaiting MRI results to confirm.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2015
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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