I tried to make the case on Monday that the Packers’ injury problems aren’t so bad because they can get most of their key guys healthy again for the stretch run.
There’s a major problem in that theory now.
Greg Bedard of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that tight end Jermichael Finley is now expected to miss 8-10 weeks following knee surgery on Tuesday. Originally expected to miss three weeks, doctors decided during surgery to repair Finley’s meniscus rather than simply removing it.
That leads to a better long-term outlook for Finley, but a longer recovery this season.
Bedard reports the Packers are currently deciding whether they will wait for Finley during that time. With plenty of other injuries, including a long-term one for linebacker Nick Barnett, Green Bay has very difficult roster choices to make.