The Green Bay Packers have taken a huge dent to their quest to make the Super Bowl this season, and the regular season hasn't even started yet.
The Packers had their worst fears confirmed today when it was revealed that Jordy Nelson had indeed torn his ACL and would miss the entirety of the 2015 campaign.
The Packers announced on Monday afternoon that they had received the results of his MRI scan and that the wide receiver wouldn't make the field at all this year.
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While the team did not specify Nelson's injury, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that a MRI revealed Nelson tore his ACL, but everything else in his knee was intact.
"It was determined that WR Jordy Nelson sustained a significant right knee injury in yesterday's game at Pittsburgh," the Packers said in a statement. "He will miss the remainder of the season."
What makes this even worse for Green Bay is the fact that it came in a pointless pre-season game that didn't matter for anything, which has raised a big debate about the future of pre-season exhibition games.
"It's difficult to lose a guy like that in a meaningless game," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game.
Nelson seemed to be fine in real-time, with the injury appearing to be a sprain at worst as he left the field without any help and walked down the tunnel toward the locker room, before walking back out to the sideline. But it is what it is, and now Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will have to step up to fill the void.