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Packers star wideout Nelson out for season with knee injury

<p>Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson warms up for an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Nelson was injured in the first quarter. Nelson landed awkwardly while trying to cut after making an 8-yard reception on Green Bay's opening drive and did not return. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)</p>

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson warms up for an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Nelson was injured in the first quarter. Nelson landed awkwardly while trying to cut after making an 8-yard reception on Green Bay's opening drive and did not return. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Nelson, one of the top targets for NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, was injured Sunday in a preseason loss at Pittsburgh. The team said Monday only that he suffered a "significant right knee injury" that would cost him the season.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said the team had hoped for good news in a re-evaluation of Nelson's injury. Instead, the Packers will be without a playmaker who set career highs in receptions (98) and yards receiving (1,519) in 2014.

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