Posted October 23, 2013

Report: Packers TE Jermichael Finley to be released from hospital

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Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field after suffering a neck injury. (Tom Lynn/AP Photo)

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field after suffering a neck injury. (Tom Lynn/AP Photo)

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is scheduled to be released from the hospital Thursday morning, reports CBSSports.com.

Finley was injured in the Packers 31-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns when he took a hit to the head from Browns safety Tashaun Gipson. He suffered a spinal contusion in his neck area, causing temporary numbness in his extremities.

The report states that it is expected that the team will put him on injured reserve, ending his season.

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Finley has 25 catches for 300 yards and three touchdowns this season and will be a free agent in 2014.

“Jermichael Finley is still seeking the opinions from specialists,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. “[He's] doing better each and every day. Just communicating, frankly, with someone who just came from the hospital right before practice [who] said he’s doing well. He’s making progress.”


2 comments
mystafugee
mystafugee

Released from the hospital and soon to be released from the team.  Yet people wonder why players hold out.  

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

@mystafugee He's not being released from the team.  It said they were going to put him on IR.  He still gets paid.  He is a free agent next year which means he has the freedom to sign with any team that is interested in him or that offers him the best deal.