After a string of bad news, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley may have finally got some good news Tuesday evening.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Finley, who was once in critical condition, will be released from the hospital within 24 hours.
Doctors have told Finley that he will not require surgery and that all current indications are that he should eventually be able to resume his NFL career if he so chooses.
Once released from the hospital, Finley might visit more neurosurgeons and specialists in treating spinal injuries. His MRIs and other scans are being sent to doctors for evaluation.
The current diagnosis is that Finley suffered a spinal contusion located in his neck, but that it should heal and that once it does he would be at no more risk for suffering a spinal injury than any other player.
Finley was injured during the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday when Browns’ safety Tashaun Gipson hit Finley in the head.
On the season, Finley has 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.