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Jermichael Finley Career Over? (1 Viewer)

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Don't have a link, but looks like he has a spinal cord contusion and will require spinal cord surgery and according to Mark Chumra his career is likely over.

Said on ESPN Radio that its a similar injury Nick Collins suffered.

Sad, always liked Finley :(

 
Don't have a link, but looks like he has a spinal cord contusion and will require spinal cord surgery and according to Mark Chumra his career is likely over.

Said on ESPN Radio that its a similar injury Nick Collins suffered.

Sad, always liked Finley :(
Collins was in a bit of a different way...and Ive read conflicting story on the surgery.

Collins was the 3-4 vert...Finley's the 1-2...or the other way around.

I think he will try to get back...but as a free agent someone will have to take a chance on him.

Sad in a way...Finley finally looked to try to mature and talk less and was performing a bit better on the field because of it. Bulked up some...was blocking a little better too.

 
I've thought this ever since the injury. Hopefully not true but wouldn't surprise me. Any neck injury is career threatening.

 
his kid already stopped him to stop playing last season.

if he doesnt listen after this, hes an idiot.

good luck to him

 
I'm guessing by Finley's non-denial this story has some legs to it but would sure like to see onesource other than a guy Finley had a public dispute with a few years ago. Just seems odd he'd be the one guy with the info.

 
In a statement released by his agent, Jermichael Finley says he has elected to undergo spinal fusion surgery.
"We have collectively determined that while surgery may not be 100% necessary, it is a proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury," Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, said in a statement. "Jermichael has elected to undergo a spinal fusion with Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers team Neurosurgeon. Dr. Maroon is experienced in conducting this type of procedure on professional athletes in contact sports, and is confident that Jermichael will fully recover following the procedure. Once surgery has been completed, Jermichael has every intention of resuming his football career, and we fully support his efforts to do so." The entire statement can be read at the link below. Finley faces a long road back. The main objective is that Finley can live a normal life outside of football.

he'll return, and most likely for the Pack
 
As I pointed out in the other Finley thread, his stating his every intention to play is a ruse. He will be passing Go soon in order to collect his 10 million.

 
In a statement released by his agent, Jermichael Finley says he has elected to undergo spinal fusion surgery.
"We have collectively determined that while surgery may not be 100% necessary, it is a proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury," Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, said in a statement. "Jermichael has elected to undergo a spinal fusion with Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers team Neurosurgeon. Dr. Maroon is experienced in conducting this type of procedure on professional athletes in contact sports, and is confident that Jermichael will fully recover following the procedure. Once surgery has been completed, Jermichael has every intention of resuming his football career, and we fully support his efforts to do so." The entire statement can be read at the link below. Finley faces a long road back. The main objective is that Finley can live a normal life outside of football.

he'll return, and most likely for the Pack
History suggests otherwise. Nobody wants to be the owner/general manager/coach who brings him and watches him put himself in a wheel chair or worse. Packers have avoided this scenario in the past on a few occasions.

 
Here is an article wrote several weeks ago which indicates surgery would have been the only option if he ever wanted to play again: http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/return-of-jermichael-finley-unlikely-without-surgery-b99126233z1-228880141.html

So if the source of the article is legit, and he certainly sounds like it, it should actually be taken as good news that Finley elected to have surgery as that was his only option if he wanted to be able to play again.

Completely off subject but this article makes me think of David Wilson's fate. Last I read on him they said he did not need surgery but if he also suffers from spinal cord bruising than per the professor quoted in this article he's likely not be able to pay again without surgery.

 
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