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Jermichael Finley Injury: Packers Tight End Injured Head/Neck Against Browns

During the fourth quarter of Browns vs. Packers, Jermichael Finley suffered a scary injury to his head or neck and didn't return. Keep it locked here for updates on the status of number 88.

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Sherrod and Tolzien Activated, Finley to IR

The Packers have made four roster moves today, sending two players to season-ending injured reserve and replacing them with young players at other positions.

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Spinal Surgeon Says Finley Likely Needs Surgery Before Return

Note that this doctor has no personal knowledge of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley's situation, and he is only speaking in generalities. However, every scenario he poses where the spinal cord is bruised results in surgery being necessary. If that is the case, it seems likely that any possible return to the playing field will be delayed.
UPDATE: The scenarios in this article assume that the bruise was caused by compression of the spine. Ed Werder of ESPN says the following:

I'm told Jermichael Finley doesn't need surgery; other reports contradict. My understanding injury caused by torque, not spinal compression

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 23, 2013
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Doctors Say Finley Can Play Again, Could Go on IR

According to a report, doctors believe that Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will be able to resume his NFL career at some point, but a stay on the IR is a distinct possibility.

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Jermichael Finley Receives Good News on Neck

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that tests performed on Jermichael Finley's neck have yielded positive feedback.

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McCarthy Presser 10/21-Finley Injury "Significant"

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy meets the media provide injury updates on Jermichael Finley and James Jones as well as discuss newly signed receiver Chris Harper.

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Finley to Be Released From ICU

There's good news for the injured Packer, as he is out of any immediate danger.

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Finley On His Feet and Walking on Monday

There's good news on Packers tight end Jermichael Finley from FOX Sports One's Mike Garafolo. We will continue to update as more details emerge.

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Finley Could Need "Weeks" for Recovery

Tom Pelissero of the USA Today tweeted this morning that Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is undergoing tests but probably will not have surgery. This is his follow-up tweet, indicating that Finley will likely be out a few weeks.

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Finley In ICU, but as a "Precaution," Say Reports

We have two very different reports from two NFL reporters on the status of the Packers' injured tight end, but it sounds like he will ultimately be okay.

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