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Ted Thompson weighs in on Nelson injury

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Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson commented on wide receiver Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury Monday, saying the team will begin to focus on "the next man up" this week.

Thompson made the comments on local radio station WTAQ Monday night, just hours after the team announced Nelson would miss the season.

"There's no rational behind it, you can't understand how something like that can happen on a play as simple as it was," Thompson said. "But that's life in the NFL sometimes."

Thompson went on to say the team isn't necessarily in a position to replace Nelson, but thinks the Packers can find two or three players that can help make up for the loss of production.

Nelson had a career-best 1,519 yards receiving last season.

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