Green Bay Packers (4-2) tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury during Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns (3-4). According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen among other sources, Finley is in the ICU and hasn't had surgery.
Finley suffered the injury after Browns safety Tashaun Gipson's shoulder hit Finley in the helmet. Finley didn't get up off of the ground and he was carted off of the field on a stretcher moments later.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, a source told said Finley spent the night at the hospital but it was "precautionary" and he could be just fine.
As of Monday morning, Finley has regained almost all movement in his body, according to ESPN. His status moving foward is uncertain.
In a week three loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, Finley suffered a concussion after a hit to the head by Bengals safety George Iloka. Even if Finley will have to forgo neck surgery, the Packers will likely be very cautious with their athletic behemoth tight end.
The Packers were already without wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones on Sunday after Cobb broke his fibula and Jones sprained his knee in a week six win over the Baltimore Ravens. Cobb is out for at least another seven weeks, while Jones could return soon.
Finley had been asked to step into more of a wide receiver role to help fill Cobb and Jones' voids in the passing game. On Sunday, Finley caught five passes for 72 yards and scored one touchdown in the win over the Browns.
We'll have more updates throughout the day regarding Finley's status on Packers101.com.
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