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Cortland Finnegan has orbital fracture, needs surgery


The Rams placed cornerback Cortland Finnegan on injured reserve over the weekend, ending his season and setting him up to go get surgery to repair an orbital fracture near his left eye.

Finnegan told reporters that he needs surgery to repair the injury, which he suffered in a September 26 loss to the 49ers. Finnegan missed three games after that loss to the 49ers, but he was listed as out with a hamstring problem rather than the eye issue. Finnegan returned to play two games, but the fractured bone kept causing him problems that led to the decision to drop the curtain on his season.

“I’ve been dealing with it for some time,” Finnegan said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I waited to the bye week and got a look at it. Found out I had an orbital fracture. I was seeing double for some time in my left eye.┬áSo I knew for some time that it wasn’t right. But I’m a stubborn guy. I didn’t want to let guys know.”

Finnegan did not play well when he was on the field this season and his contract calls for him to make $6 million in base salary with a $3 million roster bonus due five days after the Super Bowl. The salary isn’t guaranteed, which could lead to a change for Finnegan’s contract and/or employment status as the Rams start working on things for 2014.

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4 Responses to “Cortland Finnegan has orbital fracture, needs surgery”
  1. FinFan68 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:52 AM

    Are you sure he got an orbital fracture during a game? Was he not wearing a helmet when he got hit? That is the singular purpose of a helmet and they do an exceptional job at preventing fractures. Most orbital fractures that I have heard of were caused by a vehicular accident or a punch to the eye. I remember Boldin getting jacked up on a hit but that was his jaw. It’s hard to imagine this injury happening in a game.

  2. freepretzels says: Nov 25, 2013 10:33 AM

    I think Andre Johnson got to him.

  3. iced107 says: Nov 25, 2013 3:00 PM

    Wish that would explain why he was getting burned so often in the beginning of the season

  4. dirtydrew says: Nov 25, 2013 3:05 PM

    Did someone finally sock him in the eye for his dirty play?

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