Packers WR Jordy Nelson leaves preseason game with knee injury

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File photo: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers runs the football up the field in the first half of the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on November 09, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo Tom Lynn /Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s exhibition game against Pittsburgh in the first quarter with a potentially serious left knee injury.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the initial diagnosis for Nelson was a torn ACL. MRI results for the Packers star are still pending.

Nelson, who caught a career-high 98 passes in 2014 while making the Pro Bowl for the first time, fell to the ground when he tried to cut after making an 8-yard reception on Green Bay’s opening drive.

Nelson appeared to have plenty of room to run when defensive back Antwon Blake slipped but instead tumbled to the turf. Nelson was able to gather himself and walk off the field but did not return.

The Packers also lost starting guard T.J. Lang to a concussion.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.