Brendan Maloy
Monday October 21st, 2013

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is still in the ICU but will likely not need surgery after suffering a neck injury on Sunday. Jermichael Finley is not expected to need surgery after suffering a neck injury on Sunday. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley is not expected to need surgery after suffering a serious neck injury on Sunday, USA TODAY reports.

Finley was taken off the field on a backboard after lowering his head while being hit by Browns' safety Tashaun Gipson. Finley has been in an intensive care unit since the incident, but so far all tests have been negative and he has regained feeling in all of his extremities.

The extent of Finley's injury is still unknown, however, and tests are still underway, so it is unclear when he will be able to return to action.  NFL.com's Ian Rapoport has reported that Finley will be released from the ICU today and is able to walk freely.

Burke: NFL Week 7 Winners, Losers: Robert Mathis, Mario Williams on record sack pace

Finley is in his sixth season in the league, all with Green Bay, and has 25 receptions and 3 touchdowns so far this year. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/392359979862077440

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.