The professional career of tight end Jermichael Finley is not yet over and he will be finding out in the next few days just how close or far away from a return he is. Finley hasn’t been allowed to set foot near an NFL football field since he nearly severed his spine in a game against the Cleveland Browns in 2013 but despite the experience that nearly left him paralyzed, Finley is looking to resume his career.
According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, Finley will be undergoing tests on his neck to see where he’s at in his recovery.
TE Jermichael Finley expected to have tests done on his neck soon. Won’t know results for a few days, as they are sent to Pittsburgh
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2014
Lots of people have mixed emotions about Finley’s return as he was nearly crippled on live television and he seemingly wants to go back for more. If he’s medically cleared, there’s no stopping him and no saying he won’t be fine but one close call may have been too much for most fans in the NFL.