Sunday, February 16, 2014

Report: Finley's neck should be "fully healed" in 4-8 weeks

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers Tight End Jermichael Finley's neck should be "fully healed" in 4-8 weeks. Finley is a soon-to-be free agent, so the sooner he gets healthy the better for any teams interested in him(specifically Green Bay and New York).

On the other hand, while this news is still great, it remains unknown if Finley will be as good as he usually is when the season comes around. I mean, that neck injury was obviously pretty terrible, so him coming back at 100% is definitely unlikely if you ask me(not impossible, but unlikely).

1 comment:

Brandon said...

This report should be taken with a grain of salt for a couple reasons. He's recovering from the same spinal fusion surgery as Peyton Manning had a couple of years ago, and Manning's recovery took a season longer than he expected. Also, the Packers didn't clear Nick Collins to return after spinal fusion surgery, and they might not clear Finley either. Based on recent comments by Collins, who said Dr. McKenzie was the only doctor who didn't clear him, the Packers appear to error on the side of not clearing a player after spinal surgery.

If Finley has regained all the feeling his body, and he's cleared by the Packers, then I would expect him to be just as good as he was before the injury. But he's got to recover and get cleared first.