David Nelson Injury: Updates on Bills WR's Week 2 Status and Fantasy Value

Alex KayCorrespondent ISeptember 10, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 9: David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills is hit by LaRon Landry #30 the New York Jets after making a first down in the fourth quarter during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bills 48-28. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Bills were absolutely dominated by the New York Jets on Sunday to open the season, and the upstate New York team may have just suffered a loss more terrible than the 48-28 final score.

UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 10 at 1:55 p.m. ET

It's official, David Nelson is out for the 2012 season with a torn ACL.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the tragic news via Twitter this afternoon.

Bills WR David Nelson tore his ACL - out for year.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2012

Nelson can safely be dropped in all leagues (including keepers) and a replacement must be sought for fantasy owners.

Stay tuned to B/R for more news, updates, opinions and analysis on Nelson's injury and rumors on potential replacements for the wideout that the Bills will be considering. 

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According to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, wide receiver David Nelson’s season could possibly be over after he sustained a right knee injury in the fourth quarter of the blowout game.

Nelson went down after attempting to make a move away from the play, and Graham reported that a golf cart was necessary to move the wide receiver from the locker room into the Bills bus.

Terry McCormick of National Football Post noted that an MRI would be performed on Monday, but the organization isn't optimistic on the outcome.

The former Florida Gator had two receptions for 31 yards before the unfortunate incident.

If the third-year receiver is truly done for the rest of the 2012 campaign, Buffalo will need to begin a thorough search to find a replacement wideout.

Buffalo is left with just Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones, rookie third-round pick T.J. Graham and special-teamer Ruvell Martin at the position and clearly needs to add another veteran.

Fantasy owners must also end their grieving process and hit the waiver pile to pull out a new wide receiver.

While the Bills brass might start looking at recently cut players such as Deion Branch and Jabar Gaffney, fantasy managers need to consider picking up Kevin Ogletree, Stephen Hill or Laurent Robinson—players that should be available and had breakout performances in Week 1.

Keep it tuned right here for the latest news, information, updates, opinions and fantasy analysis on David Nelson’s right knee injury.