The Green Bay Packers confirmed Monday that No. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the season with an injured right knee.
The Packers said only that it is a “significant” injury. Reports from major NFL news outlets have indicated it is a torn ACL.
Nelson suffered the injury Sunday in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He went up to catch a pass in the first quarter and went down to the turf immediately. He was not touched by a defender. Nelson got up and limped off the field.
Nelson had the best season of his career in 2014, when he was named to the Pro Bowl after catching 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.
“It’s difficult to lose a guy like that in a meaningless game,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game Sunday.
Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery are among the other wide receivers available for the Packers.