The Green Bay Packers found themselves in an early 14-0 hole to the Cincinnati Bengals and they watched their starting tight end Jermichael Finley go down with a head injury. Finley was hit hard in the head over the middle and he attempted to walk off the field before falling to the turf.
Immediately after leaving the field, Finley was evaluated for a concussion.
Now, just two minutes in to the second quarter, the Packers have learned that Finley has been ruled out for the remainder of the game after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The hit that led to Finley’s injury appeared to be an illegal hit and likely should have resulted in a flag, but the inconsistencies in the NFL rules once again shined through as the Bengals got away with one.
The good news for the Packers and their fans is that they have been able to get on the scoreboard with a field goal, which was followed by a fumble return for a touchdown, and the Bengals offense has begun to sputter with three first half turnovers.