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The Green Bay Packers were already decimated by injuries before Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Add Jermichael Finley to the long list after he left the game in the fourth quarter following a scary collision with Tashaun Gipson, who was flagged for an illegal hit to the head.
UPDATE: by Brian Mazique at 5:37 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 21
Per the Green Bay Packers Official Twitter Account, Finley was up and doing daily activities. This is a good sign for him as far as the bottom line. No information yet on how or if the injury will affect his career moving forward.
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UPDATE: by Rob Goldberg at 10:33 a.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 21
Finley spent the night in the hospital and was under intensive care, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen:
"Packers TE Jermichael Finley in ICU after his neck injury. He has not had surgery as of early this a.m. and status uncertain. Monitoring."
Thankfully, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that his overnight stay was only precautionary:
" TE Jermichael Finley spent the night at a hospital after suffering a neck injury. Source: 'Precautionary. He's going to be fine.'"
Tom Pelissero of USA Today followed:
" TE Jermichael Finley continues to undergo tests but isn't expected to need surgery. Word so far all sounds positive."
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports later added:
"Feel like we need some good news so here goes: Packers TE Jermichael Finley did some walking around this morning. Great to hear."
Rapoport also reported that Finley will likely leave the ICU today.
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As noted by Michael Fabiano of NFL.com, he was taken off the field in a stretcher with a neck injury:
"Jermichael Finley was stretchered off the field with an apparent neck injury. Hope he is OK."
Tom Pipines of Fox 6 reported Finley was able to move his extremities without issue:
" list Jermichael Finley as having neck injury. Thankfully movement in all his extremities."
There is no doubt the Packers will approach this injury with care, but they'll also want him back on the field ASAP. He's their first-string tight end and a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.