Toe injury keeping Jermichael Finley out of practice

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The Packers will try to avoid an 0-2 start against the Redskins this weekend and they may have to do it without tight end Jermichael Finley.

Finley did not practice on Wednesday because of a toe injury suffered when 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis came down on his foot and the team doesn’t expect him to practice on Thursday either. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Finley went to Minnesota to get treatment earlier this week and the team hopes he can practice on Friday and play in the game.

Finley said Wednesday that rest is the best thing for his toe, but that he’s still aiming to play.

“I’ve got the mentality that I want to play,” Finley said, via the team’s website. “I don’t have it in my mind that I want to sit down Sunday. We have four days until Sunday, so if it’s up to me, I’m going to be out there.”

Finley hasn’t missed a game since the 2010 season. Andrew Quarless would be the next man up for the Packers at tight end.

Finley isn’t the only injury concern in Green Bay. Left guard Josh Sitton missed Wednesday’s practice with back trouble, which he said was better than the previous two days but not good enough for him to be certain of his status.