Packers Tight End Jermichael Finley Transferred Out of ICU, Up Walking Around


It was a scary scene at Lambeau Field on Sunday night when Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury that left him immobilized, but the Packers tight end appears to be recovering at a rapid pace and his sense of humor seems to be unharmed.

Finley suffered a significant injury against the Browns, taking a blow to the head that led him to be stretchered off the field and transferred to a local hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit overnight. Head coach Mike McCarthy told the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel that he saw Finley on Sunday night, and he had regained almost all movement and was “very upbeat, very positive.”

While the 26-year-old will likely avoid surgery, league sources believe that he will continue to undergo extensive evaluations and there is no timetable for his return to the field. The Packers continued to receive positive reports about their player, though, and on Monday night they received some more good news. Finley was transferred out of the ICU, has full feeling in his arms and legs and is up and walking around.

In addition to updating the condition of his status and thanking everyone for their support, the tight end emphasized being able to move around on Twitter, adding that he was finally able to walk to and from a “much needed” shower after Sunday’s game.

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