Originally written November 12, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a frightening neck injury in the Packers week six win over the Cleveland Browns, and the extent of the injury appears to be devastating. According to former Green Bay tight end Mark Chmura, Finley is set to undergo neck surgery Thursday that will likely put an end to his career with the Packers, maybe even jeopardizing Finley’s NFL career as a whole. “I got a chance to talk to Jermichael Finley before the game, and I would bet my bottom dollar his career’s over.  Over.  He needs surgery, and it’s herniated in [the C3 and C4 vertebrae]. . . .  I think it’s gonna be a Nick Collins deal.  He’s definitely not gonna play in Green Bay, I’d put my house on that.” Chmura added that Finley said surgery is happening soon:  “I believe he’s undergoing surgery on Thursday. . . .  He literally could not move his neck.” Collins played safety for the Packers from 2005-2011 before a similar injury ended his career at age 28. Finley seems determined to beat the prognosis though, and posted a positive message via Twitter on Monday: If Anyone Is Made For All This It's Me! #Road2Recovery — Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) November 12, 2013 Finley, 26, has caught 223 passes for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns over his career and was in the midst of establishing himself as one of the best and more athletic tight ends in the NFL with 25 receptions for 300 yards and three TDs in six games this season before suffering his injury. He was in the final year of a two-year, $14 million contract he signed with the Packers in 2012. We wish him Jermichael Finley the best of luck on his road to recovery. -ALR
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