Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Report: Jermichael Finley's Career Likely Over

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley's career may be over.

After suffering a spinal contusion in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has not returned to the team. According to former Packer Mark Chmura, who also played tight end from 1993-1999, he may not ever return.

In an interview with ESPN Milwaukee, Chmura said "I will give you a little snibbet (sic). I got a chance to talk to Jermichael Finley before the game, and I would bet my bottom dollar his career's over. Over. He needs surgery, and it's herniated in (the C3 and C4 vertebrae)...I think it's gonna be a Nick Collins deal. He's definitely not gonna play in Green Bay, I'd put my house on that."

While Chmura is by no means a doctor, his claims do hold some weight. As a former football player, and a player who seems to be well-connected to the team, he has a good idea about what's going on in the locker room. If this does happen to be true, it will truly be terrible news.

You never want to see a player's career end due to injury, and by all accounts, Finley is a great guy off of the field. This season, he was donating $500 for every drop or touchdown that he had to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

It remains unclear if Finley will return to the team after this season regardless of his injury, but that is besides the point. Hopefully, Finley will be able to make a full comeback down the road, be it for the Packers, or any other team in the NFL.

Thanks for reading.

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