The Packers didn’t have tight end Jermichael Finley on the field with them for practice on Friday morning and they offered no information about his absence before the workout.
Finley’s wife was a bit more forthcoming, at least until someone told her that she might not want to tweet out information about her husband’s medical condition. Courtney Finley sent out a couple of tweets on Friday explaining that her husband was held out of practice because of a concussion. The tweet has since disappeared, but, thanks to the permanence of the internet, her information remains available to anyone who missed it.
“If you’re wondering where @jermichaelf88 is.. He got a slight very mild concussion at practice yesterday & protocol is to sit for a few days. He’s going crazy because he feels amazing & wants to be out there with his team but he understands the precautionary measures.”
Mike McCarthy confirmed Finley’s status during his media session after the practice wrapped up. Mrs. Finley’s report on the outlook going forward sounds like it is about right, so it doesn’t sound like anyone is too worried about a lingering problem for Finley. Should he receive another head injury later this year, though, this concussion, however mild, will play a role in how Finley is handled going forward.