Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/21/13
It was a scary scene at Lambeau Field on Sunday night when Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury that left him immobilized, but the Packers tight end appears to be recovering at a rapid pace and his sense of humor seems to be unharmed. Finley suffered a significant injury against the Browns, taking a blow to the head that led him to be stretchered off the field and transferred to a local hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit overnight. Head coach Mike McCarthy told the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel that he saw Finley on Sunday night, and he had regained almost all movement and was “very upbeat, very positive.” While the 26-year-old will likely avoid surgery, league sources believe that he will continue to undergo extensive evaluations and there is no timetable for his return to the field. The Packers continued to receive positive reports about their player, though, and on Monday night they received some more good news. Finley was transferred out of the ICU, has full feeling in his arms and legs and is up and walking around. In addition to updating the condition of his status and thanking everyone for their support, the tight end emphasized being able to move around on Twitter, adding that he was finally able to walk to and from a “much needed” shower after Sunday’s game. I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, fans and Packer Nation for the prayers and support over the past 24 hrs. I'm happy to report— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 22, 2013 that I have been transferred out of the intensive care unit and that I have full feeling in my arms and legs. As importantly,— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 22, 2013 I was able 2 walk to & from the shower today, which was badly needed after yesterday's victory! Thank u again 4 the support, and Go Packers!— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 22, 2013 Filed under: Anna Fogel, Headlines, NFL

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