Jermichael Finley Injury: Updates on Packers TE's Shoulder

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Jermichael Finley Injury: Updates on Packers TE's Shoulder
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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley injured his right shoulder in Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, according to CBS Sports' Jamey Eisenberg (via Twitter):


UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:18 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette Finley is active for Sunday night's contest versus the Houston Texans:

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UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5:33 p.m. ET by Justin Welton

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Jermichael Finley will go through a workout prior to Sunday night's game at Houston and is expecting to suit up.

Great news for the Packers as they head into a difficult task against a sturdy defense. They will need all the weapons they can get to come out on top.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3:08 p.m. ET by Justin Welton

Jason La Canfora of is reporting that Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley is "50/50" for Sunday's showdown in Houston.

Finley's absence would be a huge one if he can't go. He has caught 22 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown on the season, and Aaron Rodgers will need as many weapons as possible against a tough Houston defense. 

At least the Packers have more time to make a decision seeing how Sunday's game will be played on Sunday Night Football.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1:52 p.m. ET by Jessica Isner

Bad news for Jermichael Finley. Missing practice on Thursday doesn't mean good things for anyone attempting a comeback from an injury. 

The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty tweeted the bad news on Thursday afternoon:



That certainly casts some doubt on Finley's outlook for this weekend. 



UPDATE: Wednesday, October 10 at 3:33 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

Finley is not planning on letting the trivial matter of whether his shoulder is in its socket or not determine whether he will play. The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Rob Demovsky expands:

Of course, just because Finley is hoping to play, does not mean he will. Mike McCarthy and the Packers staff may decide it is best to let him sit a week. My guess is that this is headed for a game-time decision. 


UPDATE: Wednesday, October 10 at 1:09 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

As expected, star tight end Jermichael Finely will not practice Wednesday, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein.

UPDATE: Monday at October 8, at 4:45 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

In the translation of coach speak lies the odds of Finely and teammate B.J. Raji playing next week against the Texans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne brought us this update.

So is this he "has a chance" like Lloyd Christmas had a chance in Dumb and Dumber, or is it a little more realistic? Whatever the case, we probably won't know his status until close to game time. 


UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 7, at 6:15 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

According to Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky, Finley stated that his injury isn't serious. His absence for the rest of the game turned out to be precautionary.

The Packer tight end's self-diagnosis is that he'll be ready to play on Sunday Night Football in Week 6's crucial road matchup against the Houston Texans. As talented as Finley is, he is one of many players who must step up for Green Bay.

Finley will still undergo obligatory tests, and more on his status will be determined in the coming days.

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He is questionable to return to the game, according to the Packers' official team Twitter account:

Finley went down in the third quarter with the Packers leading the Colts. He had three receptions for just 11 yards prior to the injury.

Finley had 19 receptions for 187 yards and one touchdown coming into Week 5. The 6'5" target had a career year in 2011, playing in all 16 regular-season games and recording 767 yards and eight touchdowns on 55 receptions.

The former Texas star's recent success with Green Bay has made him a favorite among fantasy owners. Still, Finley has struggled with drops over the years and has yet to develop into an elite pass-catching tight end. 

Keep it right here for more information on Finley's injury status as it becomes available.


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