UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
NFL

Jermichael Finley 'working hard' to play again for the Green Bay Packers

Photo: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Jermichael Finley is "working as hard as (he) can" to play again for the Green Bay Packers, Jason Wilde of 540 ESPN Milwaukee and ESPNWisconsin.com reports

Finley has not played in the NFL since the Packers' Oct. 20 game against the Cleveland Browns when he caught a short pass and was hit by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Finley suffered a career-threatening spinal injury, and underwent spinal fusion surgery.

Wilde spoke to Finley on Wednesday, and reported that the tight end "is feeling good and that he still fully intends to resume his football career."

More from ESPN Wisconsin.com:

While Finley didn’t discuss other potential suitors and didn’t say whether the Packers have reached out to him recently, he made it clear that coming back to Green Bay is his preference.

“Tell everybody I'm working as hard as I can to get back to Packer Nation,” he said.

Finley was cleared by Dr. Joseph Maroon, a Pittsburgh-based surgeon who performed a C3/C4 spinal fusion on him in January. He met with the Seattle Seahawks and a "mystery team" this offseason, but failed the Seahawks' physical.

Finley penned a first person account about the incident for MMQB less than two weeks after the collision.

-Sarah Barshop

 

More NFL

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again