GREEN BAY, Wis. — When Jordy Nelson wasn’t in uniform for the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener Saturday in Tennessee, it was not thought to be for any reason other than just being a healthy scratch. The team’s website noted as such before the game, including Nelson along with Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy as players who were given the star treatment of a day off.
As Nelson walked out to Monday’s practice with no helmet or pads, it was obvious the recently re-signed wide receiver had a different reason for his Saturday absence. That reason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, was a hamstring injury.
"I think it’s day to day," McCarthy said.
Nelson wasn’t walking with any noticeable limp, but one of the team’s most media-friendly players didn’t stick around in the locker room to discuss it with reporters.
Nelson missed four full games — and parts of two others — during the 2012 season due to a hamstring injury. Last season, Nelson was healthy and played in every game.
On the morning of the first training camp practice this year, Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million contract extension with the Packers.