The Green Bay Packers confirmed wide receiver Jordy Nelson is out for the entire 2015 NFL season after suffering a torn ACL in the team's Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The injury occurred on a non-contact play. Brutal.
This news is both good and bad for the Philadelphia Eagles. Rooting for injuries is never cool, but the Eagles can't mind that one of their competitors in the NFC already lost one of their biggest weapons. The Packers still have Aaron Rodgers, so it's not like Green Bay suddenly needs to push the panic button, but it's still a big loss.
The bad news for the Eagles is that they play the Packers in a preseason game this week. It would have been a good test for Philadelphia's new-look secondary to go up against the Rodgers-Nelson connection. Nelson torched the Eagles for 109 yards and one touchdown on four receptions last season. Note that the Eagles and Packers are not scheduled to play in the regular season this year.
The Eagles and Packers play on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8:00 p.m ET.