In a Friday visit to ProFootballTalk Live, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley addressed the knee injury that knocked him out for the year, and that resulted in a staph infection.
Though Finley told Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com during the season that it was a “real small” during the season, Finley told us that it ended up being a real big problem.
“It was pretty serious,” he said. Finley explained that he had surgery to clean out the infection and he had a central line installed in his chest for five weeks, which allowed antibiotics to be pumped into his body intravenously.
As to the injury the precipitated the first surgery, Finley said that he suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his knee. He explained that, initially, he could have been back in three weeks, but that the decision was made to fully repair the meniscus, which knocked him out for the season.