And that’s exactly what they got.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nelson indeed tore his ACL, and would be out for the season.
Nelson caught 61 passes for 658 yards and five touchdowns last year, production they’re going to struggle to replace. Third-rounder T.J. Graham was inactive, as they had just four full-time receivers (not counting Wildcat quarterback Brad Smith).
Schefter also reports there was nothing conclusive on running back Fred Jackson’s MRI, and that it would be a week to 10 days before they knew more about his knee. That will at least take him out of this week’s game against the Chiefs.