GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Andrew Quarless is happy. The 24-year-old Packers' tight end isn't happy about missing the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury, but Quarless is glad that his young career can return to normal next year.
"For my career, I'm happy with the decision," Quarless said. "I'm happy, but I'm definitely frustrated. It's definitely something I could have pushed through. I know I could have pushed it. I could have finished the season, playoffs, whatever, but it was definitely something that was going to bother me."
Quarless suffered a gruesome right knee injury on Dec. 4, 2011 after he planted his leg and was blocked from behind in the opposite direction of where his weight was taking him.
There was optimism from Quarless that he could return this season, despite beginning the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Though the team activated him on Nov. 7 and had him on the gameday roster in Weeks 11 and 12, Quarless never got on the field in those two games.