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Jermichael Finley will have surgery

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley celebrates a first down against the Detroit Lions in the first half of their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin Reuters

Former Packers tight end Mark Chmura was right.  But he also wasn’t.

Yes, current (for now) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will have surgery.  But Finley’s career isn’t over.

According to agent Blake Baratz, the decision to have spinal fusion surgery was made to correct the situation, primarily to give Finley the ability to return to football.

Finley suffered the injury last month during a game against the Browns, resulting in temporary paralysis and hospitalization.  Since then, many different opinions have been harvested regarding whether Finley will need surgery.

The conclusion has been made that, it he wants to play football again (and to be cleared to play football again), he’ll need surgery.

The surgery will be conducted by Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Steelers’ team neurosurgeon.

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25 Responses to “Jermichael Finley will have surgery”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 13, 2013 4:39 PM

    Jermichael it’s time. In the words of Bill Parcells, don’t chase this thing too long.

  2. deltaoracle says: Nov 13, 2013 4:40 PM

    And we’ll hope Dr. Maroon isn’t one of the Steeler fans still bitter about that Super Bowl loss.
    I’d suggest putting in some Titanium reinforcement. And if it works, mandate similar surgery for everyone else on the roster.

  3. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    Whoa whoa whoa… Is this guy a steelers fan?

    If so, he could still be upset about that last Super Bowl, and the fact that his team has less than half of GBs championship total.

    I don’t know if I’d trust him.

    But on a more serious note: The Vikings are terrible.

  4. wannabear says: Nov 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    Health first. You’ve had enough signs

  5. bennyb82 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:46 PM

    Just because he is getting surgery, that does not necessarily mean he is planning to play again. It would make sense to fix something whether it is for athletic reasons or for comfort reasons.

  6. purpleguy says: Nov 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    Green Bay: where hamstrings, knees and necks go to die. Hopefully, Finely fully recovers.

  7. romoscollarbone says: Nov 13, 2013 5:01 PM

    Here’s hoping to a successful surgery, and a fruitful recovery big man.

  8. jonbeck316 says: Nov 13, 2013 5:09 PM

    The surgery is to remove the fork that is stuck in him… Because he is done!

  9. coachkilla6 says: Nov 13, 2013 5:23 PM

    Jared Allen had viking horns removed from his backside on three separate occasions by Dr. Maroon. He’s good people.

  10. thepvyharvin says: Nov 13, 2013 5:36 PM

    Nobody ever really plays being a Packer. Nor will Finely. Some such as Favre,Longwell , Sharper,Jennings get a chance. When they come to the purple side…..

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    Get well soon, Jermichael. We look forward to seeing you back in the linup!!!

  12. f1restarter says: Nov 13, 2013 6:06 PM

    Finley will recover and rejoin the Packers next season. Playing for Green Bay is motivation enough for anyone who loves to play football.

  13. artvan15 says: Nov 13, 2013 6:08 PM

    Chuck Finley is done playing football for the Packers. They will never resign him. Lets get somebody who can catch the ball.

  14. cobaltdriver says: Nov 13, 2013 6:09 PM

    Nobody ever really plays being a Packer. Nor will Finely. Some such as Favre,Longwell , Sharper,Jennings get a chance. When they come to the purple side…..

    yes, when they come to the purple side they just choke and then trip over each other to get back into the Packer Hall of Fame..Longwell did, Sharpers next and Favre will be the next one..dream on

  15. uwsptke says: Nov 13, 2013 6:29 PM

    Nick Collins also had this surgery, but was never cleared to return. It all depends on which vertebrae they are fusing.

  16. punksinplay says: Nov 13, 2013 6:36 PM

    Dude don’t play again. It’s not worth it.

  17. dcviking says: Nov 13, 2013 7:06 PM

    Good luck…heal up….take care of yourself regardless of whether your play again.

  18. ravenswhat says: Nov 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    When you’re in surgery for spinal fusion…it’s time to walk away. Jesus.

  19. vegasgreek says: Nov 13, 2013 8:30 PM

    Finley didn’t even play in the Super Bowl vs the Steelers. He will never play for the Packers again. Tim Lewis didn’t Sterling Sharpe didn’t Nick Collins didn’t and for sure Finley won’t . The Packers are way too conservative a franchise. Ted Thompson will draft a TE next spring and move on.

  20. edgerules says: Nov 13, 2013 8:36 PM

    Good Luck, Finley. God Bless.

  21. orivar says: Nov 13, 2013 8:53 PM

    He’s only 26. So the best thing to do is once he has surgery, NOT try to force himself back. If he doesn’t start right away next season so be it.With today’s technology he’ll be able to come back 100% after surgery, just needs to make sure he’s 100%.

  22. wisbadgfan says: Nov 13, 2013 8:55 PM

    As a Pack fan, we all wish the best for you.

    We wish a complete and total recovery—good luck .

  23. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 13, 2013 9:24 PM

    Retire instead of coming back to this Classless and worthless Green Bay team.

  24. timdavis697 says: Nov 13, 2013 9:57 PM

    After following the jonny knox for a year. I’m sad to say his football career is over. Walk away while you still can good luck Findley.

  25. timdavis697 says: Nov 13, 2013 10:53 PM

    Sounds like the same thing jonny knox had. Not many come back from that injury. Wish him luck walk away while you still can.

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