Thankfully, despite a bruised spinal cord, Finely was out of the hospital in just a few days and while a lot of rehab awaits, it doesn’t appear that Finley will have any lasting issues regarding the injury. In fact, Finley says he plans to play football again and believes he will eventually get clearance from doctors to do just that.
Finley penned a very emotional first person account of the injury on SI.com, where he reveled the desire to play again:
Of course I plan to play football again. This is what I love to do. I love the game. I love Sundays. Based on the feedback I’ve received from doctors at this point, the question is not if I’ll play again, but when. There is no better feeling in the world than making the “Lambeau Leap” into the stands, and I fully intend on having that surreal feeling again soon. I will do everything in my power to rehab and get back to the player I have been, and improve into the player I know I can be.
Our best wishes to Finley in his recovery and assuming he wants to get back on the field as he said, we can’t wait to see him again.