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Jermichael Finley injury

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is up and about after suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns that put him in intensive care.

Still not finishing his thoughts, though.

Anyway, Chris Mortensen is saying Finley has a bruised spinal cord. And we’re sure you want to know when Finley is going to be back.

Well, the answer to that is probably no time soon.

On Monday, coach Mike McCarthy said the 26-year-old tight end is “very upbeat, very positive.”

“At the end of the day,” McCarthy said, “we’re going to do what’s in the best interest of Jermichael Finley.”

The Packers will have to turn to Andrew Quarless, AKA God’s Gift’s, Bradon Bostick and, probably to a much lesser extent, Jake Stoneburner to catch balls at the tight end position.

Hopefully, James Jones will be back this week to help mitigate the loss of Finley.

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  1. the real russ letlow October 22, 2013

    a bruised spinal cord – that even hurts when you say it. Good luck Finley, kiss your wife, hug your kids, and get well.

  2. Deepsky October 22, 2013

    This is not sounding good. I get the feeling we’re going to be hearing how doctors are recommending he quit football.

    1. Phatgzus October 22, 2013

      “At the end of the day, we’re going to do what’s in the best interest of…”

      I believe these exact words were once spoken about Nick Collins. Your ap

    2. Phatgzus October 22, 2013

      “At the end of the day, we’re going to do what’s in the best interest of…”

      I believe these exact words were once spoken regarding Nick Collins. Your apprehension may be well warranted.

  3. Disposable Hero October 22, 2013

    He will not return for 10-12 months. I wonder how this will impact his ability to sign a new contract.

  4. T-Pack October 22, 2013

    Bruised spinal cord. He should retire. How can you take the chance….Give Quarless a chance. Good kid from a few towns over from me. If not Jones & Cobb will be back by the time it matters.

    1. Phatgzus October 22, 2013

      $6-10 mil./year is pretty convincing.

  5. Tucson Packer October 22, 2013

    Ouch. Can’t imagine. Wishing him the best

  6. tequila October 22, 2013

    He’s not coming back, time to release God’s Gifts!

    1. Phatgzus October 22, 2013

      Augur by trade are we? That would explain your disconnect with tge current reality; “God’s Gifts” is Quarless, the number 2 TE, Finley, the #1 TE, is YOTTOman. Why would the Packers release their #2 TE when their #1 is down for a significant amount time?

      Furthermore, a spinal chord bruise to a TE is a significantly different injury than a broken cervical vertebra to a safety; Finley’s career is likely not over unless he chooses to walk away.

  7. organicbuzz October 22, 2013

    Did jeff ghennings of the Viqueens reach out to Jermichael since the injury? I doubt it.

  8. Phatgzus October 22, 2013

    Where ya at Rebel? Bunch of idiots, eh? Just a stinger, eh? He’ll be back by Sunday, you say? I hope for society’s betterment that you’re not a doctor.

  9. rebelgb October 22, 2013

    Reports are 4-6 weeks. As long as there is no swelling and no sign of microle fractures, my guess he will be cleared to play before seasons end. Now whether him and the team decides to let that happen we shall see.

    Finley is all about the money. He isnt going to walk away unless he has to. This whole act this year about turning a new leaf is just a show put on by him and his agent. NOONE changes that much in a year. Really very few people really ever change.

    Now I havent cared since his whole dog and pony show only helps the Pack (well and him).

    But if you truly believe Finley is going to walk away form $10-12 Mill a year if he is cleared to play and told this injury will NOT increase his chances of paralysis, you are nuts.

    1. Phatgzus October 23, 2013

      Who said anything about paralysis, Doc? I thought it was just a stinger? Surely those can’t relegate you to a mutualistic life of straw- and rolly-chair-dependency.

      Additionally, for someone who felt the need to climb atop his soapbox in defense of individuals with maladies, specifically injuries (Quitler) and diseases (your progeny), your reaction to Finley’s (among others) injury is quite callous.

  10. MadCity Packer Fan October 22, 2013

    I’d give me to the middle of December and he will be back.

  11. PF4L October 23, 2013

    I’ll say this..I hope he recovers to 100%…..With that said, I doubt J Mike ever plays another down with the Green Bay Packers, for fairly obvious reasons. Period.