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Jermichael Finley up and doing daily activities

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During his Monday press conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that tight end Jermichael Finley remains in the hospital after suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s game against the Browns and that doctors are still doing tests to learn more about what McCarthy called a “significant” injury.

McCarthy said there’s not enough information about the injury at the moment to start thinking about anything having to do with football. Earlier on Monday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that the Packers expect it to be weeks before they’ll know enough to talk about when Finley might be back in the lineup. McCarthy did have some positive news to pass along about how Finley’s doing in terms of his recovery right now.

“He’s up and performing daily activities, and he’s in good spirits,” McCarthy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com.

McCarthy also was asked whether he thought the hit by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson that injured Finley was a dirty one. The coach said he thought it was “two guys playing football,” which differs from the read of the officials who flagged Gipson for the hit. We’ll see what the league thinks when it comes time to hand out fines.

That’s a far less significant issue than Finley’s health, though, and it’s good to hear that Finley appears to be out of any immediate danger on that front.

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25 Responses to “Jermichael Finley up and doing daily activities”
  1. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:28 PM

    Sucks because he was playing the best football of his career.

  2. northernwisc says: Oct 21, 2013 4:33 PM

    Clean hit. Finley dropped his head which is an issue that the NFL is going to have to address with the offensive players.

  3. longhairdontcare66 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:36 PM

    Amazing news- have to remember he’s a father, husband and can’t be much older than 25.

  4. trumb1mj says: Oct 21, 2013 4:38 PM

    @northernwisc I think that should have technically been a penalty on Finley there.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    Glad to hear this. It looked very scary. I remember the story JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO about him coming home and having his son tell him that he didn’t want his father playing football anymore (around the time the League of Denial came out).

  6. scoops1 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:43 PM

    While I’m a hardcore fan Packers fan, I am not a fan of Finley’s antics on the field but a fan of his ability.

    I do hope he fully recovers from this and we are not forced to see another Stearling Sharpe and a What Could Have Been scenario…

    But I will respect his decision if he decides to call it a career.

  7. gsomatt says: Oct 21, 2013 4:44 PM

    Finely was dropping his head trying to get down.

  8. c1md6 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:45 PM

    Doing daily activities, nice, that means he must have dropped a lot of passes today.

  9. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 21, 2013 4:47 PM

    The sad part about this is obviously Finley’s health. That sotry about his son begging him not to play football after his concussion was rough to read. Question for the board: didn’t the NFL prohibit lowering your helmet to use as a weapon for both offensive and defensive players? The league just seems to be out of control with injuries. Scary stuff.

  10. packfanaj12 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:47 PM

    Gipson should not have been flagged, the play should have just been a completed pass with a tackle. I am glad McCarthy realized this was just two people playing football. Great news that Finley is doing better, hopefully he will be back soon enough for the Bears game.

  11. bertilfox says: Oct 21, 2013 4:55 PM

    Thank God. That is all there is to say. I am glad this was not worse like we all initially feared.

  12. sb44wasaninsidejob says: Oct 21, 2013 4:55 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan but glad to see he is making progress. That type of thing is scary no matter what team you cheer for.

  13. showyourhorns says: Oct 21, 2013 5:06 PM

    Hate the packers but never want to see anyone hurt.

  14. richcranium2112 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:07 PM

    The flag for Gipson was not for crown of the helmet it was for hitting in the head/neck area (i.e. high on the body).

    Lowering his head, as Finley did, is a natural reaction when going down.

    Unfortunate.

  15. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 21, 2013 5:09 PM

    Overblown.

    Go Steelers!

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 21, 2013 5:31 PM

    Finley should have listened to his kid.

    RETIRE.

  17. gbfb88 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:31 PM

    Good to hear that Finley’s doing alright. It’s so sad to see these injuries happen every time he starts tearing it up. It’s probably going to prevent him from cashing in at the end of the season.

    Also, are all these stupid Steelers fans on here for real, or are they trolling actual Steelers fans? It’s really difficult to tell.

  18. dgt178 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:45 PM

    ….very unfortunate….wouldn’t you know it…..he was playing some of his best football…….I hope this doesn’t turn out like the nick collins incident…..

  19. purple28mvp says: Oct 21, 2013 5:47 PM

    Glad to see that he’ll be alright watched that game that was a scary shot to the and neck.

  20. longcutskolvikes says: Oct 21, 2013 5:52 PM

    I hope he does what’s best for him. Seems like a stand up guy, and I wish him nothing but the best.

  21. hansenbrothers says: Oct 21, 2013 6:32 PM

    I hope he can have a full recovery

  22. hansenbrothers says: Oct 21, 2013 6:35 PM

    Glad to hear he’s doing better.

    Unfortunate that there are enough degenerates on PFT to make light of the situation.

  23. mattvandy says: Oct 21, 2013 8:55 PM

    Get well Jerm. Relax, watch some youtube highlight reels from the ’09 season, and then get back out there.

  24. outlawshark says: Oct 21, 2013 9:02 PM

    Tim Lewis
    Sterling Sharpe
    Gary Berry
    Mark Chmura
    Terrance Murphy
    Nick Collins

    Former Packer players with neck injuries who retired for a very good reason. I don’t want to see Finley on this list, but if the doctors say he should step away, he should step away.

    Hamstrings and necks. The Packers are cornering both injury markets.

  25. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:19 PM

    Don’t forget the right LeRoy Butler

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