Packers Injury Update: Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley, and Nick Barnett

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 10: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers lays on the ground after a hard hit against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedExField on October 10, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won the game in overtime 16-13. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

I've been expecting the worst, but the latest news is not as bad as it could be. 

Greg Bedard reports that TE Jermichael Finley is out 3-6 weeks, and while LB Nick Barnett needs surgery, he could return before the end of the season. When I saw Finley carted off on Sunday, I was assuming his season was over, so this is obviously much better news. If Barnett returns at all in 2010, it will be a bonus. 

Greg Bedard also speculates that maybe QB Aaron Rodgers suffered his concussion on the quarterback sneak. Maybe, but I was wondering if it happened on the hit he took from LB Brian Orakpo late in the 4th quarter. See the picture above. If even QB Matt Flynn couldn't tell there was a problem, I'm not sure anyone else will be able to pinpoint the exact hit. Either way, let's hope he's cleared to practice later this week.

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