July 27, 2016 / 4:31 AM / a year ago

Packers' Nelson sidelined with injury to other knee

(Reuters) - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who has been trying to recover from a right knee injury that sidelined him in 2015, has tweaked his other knee leading the team to put him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

”It’s not the (right) ACL. No one needs to freak out,“ Nelson told NFL.com on Tuesday. ”I‘m not going into details of stuff. You guys know I don’t like to talk about injuries.

“But we’re all on the same page, we’re going to be back hopefully -- not worried about it.”

Nelson was knocked out of the 2015 campaign a year ago during the preseason when he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He suffered the latest setback while working out and did not have a timeline for a return.

Nelson enjoyed a career year in 2014 as the favorite target of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, catching 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns to earn All-Pro honors.

Without him on the field the Packers’ potent offense took a step back and Green Bay will be hoping Nelson will have a speedy recovery and return to add more threat to their passing attack.

Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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