Jermichael Finley took a nasty hit on Sunday and had to be taken off the field on a gurney. It turns out he was taken to intensive care and spent the night there.
Finley was unable to move after a hit delivered by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, other than to wave his hand while he was being carted off the field. The hit left Finley with a neck injury and no feeling in his extremities.
So far, tests have been negative and he’s regained almost all of his movement.
“He couldn’t move at the time,” said Andrew Quarless. “So I just told him, ‘Just stay here, just lay here, don’t move.'”
“That look he had in his eyes, that was something that stuck with me,” said Quarless, who said he shed a tear at the time. “It really hurt me just to see him like that. My brother was out there on the ground.”
Obviously, this is pretty bad news for Finley and the Green Bay Packers.
Finley suffered a concussion in week three after a hit to the head. A neck injury is a different story though. Neck injuries end careers. Just ask Nick Collins.
For the Packers, the hits just keep coming. The depleted group of pass catchers is now going to be without one of their biggest weapons, we’re guessing, for some time.
This sucks. I feel badly for him.
Brandon Bostick – next man up.
A source at the hospital said Finley’s stay there is precautionary and that he should be fine.
Now, just because that is the case doesn’t mean he’ll be playing football anytime soon.
I wish Finley the best for his own personal recovery.
As far as the Packers go, they’ll be fine. It is called Brandon Bostick on passing downs and Andrew Quarless on rushing downs.
I have a feeling that’s the last we’ve seen of Finley. Besides the “neck injury” in a contract year, his son is going to beg and plead. I’m a dad and know what an impact a little crib midget can have
Finley’s walking, talking and joking around. He must have had a bad stinger. Looking forward to seeing him back out on the field.
Does everybody aim for the helmet when tackling these days? At least when they play Green Bay anyway. I can’t remember the last time our defense concussed someone. Speaking of which I seen that piece of shit Merriweather got suspended 2 games for going to the head against the Bears twice. He played the idiot card and said he didn’t see anything wrong with what he did. He gets what he deserves.