Nelson appeared to hurt his left knee on the final play of the first half. He was helped from the field and did not return in the second half.
For people who like to read between the lines, when linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White sustained a knee injury in the opening loss to Temple a week earlier, Franklin told the press he was out for the year. There was not such declaration about Nelson.
"Andrew's been dealing with a situation really since we've been here and probably before that,” Franklin said. "It flares up at times. From what I've been told from the trainers, its the same thing."
Later, he added, "He wasn't good enough to come back in the game, obviously. That's gonna be a discussion with the trainers this week to see (what his status is)."