Green Bay Packers’ Jermichael Finley may have suffered bruised spinal cord

Oct 6, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) is tackled by Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas (26) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Although Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was released from the ICU yesterday and is on his way home today, that doesn’t mean the talented tight end is home free as it’s being reported that Finley suffered a bruised spinal cord during his injury on Sunday.

Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentential:

But a source did confirm that the Green Bay Packers tight end suffered a bruised spinal cord in his neck against the Cleveland Browns. He is expected to seek more medical opinions on the injury and take his time through the evaluation process.

What exactly that means to Finley’s football future is currently unknown, though, spine and neck injuries are obviously some of the most career threatening in sports. At this point, Finley needs to be focusing on his future outside of football, which doctors will obviously discuss with him and then decide when he feels he will be comfortable returning to the field, that’s assuming he ever is.

Our best wishes to the talented tight end.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley

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