As Friday's practice was in the evening and the Packers' Family Night scrimmage is tomorrow, head coach Mike McCarthy kept his media availability short. Ostensibly, this meant only discussing player injuries.
Jordy Nelson was one of the surprise DNPs of Friday's practice. According to McCarthy, Nelson's absence from practice was the result of a "recurrence of an old injury." Apparently, the injury first occurred two days ago when Nelson banged his knee during practice. Nelson has been playing through the pain since, and the coaching staff decided to give him the day off to recover. No word on whether he'll be participating in the Family Night scrimmage.
As we noted in Friday's practice notebook, Brad Jones left near the end of practice with an injury. McCarthy explained that the departure was due to a figure injury. Jones will be checked out by the team doctor tonight. As with Nelson, McCarthy gave no indication whether Jones would be available for tomorrow's scrimmage.
Finally, McCarthy noted that Andrew Quarless could be out a couple of days with a quad injury. In previous pressers, the head coach praised Quarless while reminding the media that he still has significant rust to shake off. That may or may not have contributed to the quad injury.
That was all from McCarthy. Expect more information from McCarthy tomorrow following Family Night.
Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Co. He has previously written for Lombardi Ave, College Hoops Net, LiveBall Sports, and the List Universe. He is also currently a senior writer for Beats Per Minute, an indie-music webzine. Follow him on Twitter: @JBHirschhorn