Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) is taken off the field on a stretcher during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jermichael Finley medically cleared to play football in 2014


The Green Bay Packers haven’t officially brought tight end Jermichael Finley back but they moved a step closer to that today with word that he has been medically cleared to return to the football field. Finley, who suffered a rather serious injury last season against the Browns, will be returning to the field in 2014 and now has permission to get back at it with football workouts.

Finley’s injury not only threw his football future into serious doubt but there were initial fears that we may not even be able to walk again or at the very least never regain full function of his legs. But here we are less than a year later and Finley is chomping at the bit to get back on the gridiron and doctors have now told him it’s okay.

This puts us all in a bit of a moral grey area becuase while we want to see Finley back on the field for selfish reasons, we have to wonder if returning to football is really the best idea for the tight end.

We all heard the story last year about how his own children don’t want him to risk it with football anymore but this is just the latest example of how it’s much easier for the player to be taken out of football than taking football out of the player.

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