Jermichael Finley to have career ending surgery

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  1. Henry Burris

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    Chmura: Finley said he’s having neck surgery on Thursday
    Posted by Mike Florio on November 12, 2013, 7:23 AM EST
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    After Packers tight end Jermichael Finleysuffered a neck injury last month, speculation emerged that the defect that caused him to suffer a spinal cord contusion could require surgery. Since then, little had been said about the possibility of surgery.

    On Monday, former Packers tight end Mark Chmura said plenty.

    Appearing on 540 ESPN Milwaukee on Monday, Chmura said Finley has acknowledged surgery will happen this week.

    “I will give you a little snibbet,” Chmura said (without identifying the dictionary in which he found the word “snibbet”). “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.”

    Nick Collins played safety for the Packers, suffered a herniated disc in his neck early in the 2011 season, and never played again,

    Chmura added that Finley said surgery is happening soon: “I believe he’s undergoing surgery on Thursday. . . . He literally could not move his neck.”

    Finley has not specifically addressed whether surgery will happen, and agent Blake Baratz has not responded to a text message seeking comment on whether surgery is planned.

    On Monday night, Finley posted on Twitter, “If anyone is made for all this it’s me,” with the hashtag “Road2Recovery.”
     
  2. The Benjamin

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    He may be a packer.... But I feel bad for the guy.

    Good luck and enjoy your retirement
     
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    FML
     
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    His son famously said before the season that he wanted his dad to retire, so that he wouldn't get severely injured....MRW
     
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    That wasn't before the season. That was after the Bengals game when he suffered a concussion in week 3.
     
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    The Benjamin George Halas
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    You never like seeing a players career end early.
     
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    Another huge loss for the Packers. Will have to draft one in April.
     
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    I hate seeing this happen to players no matter who they play for.
     
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    I still think of Johnny Knox. Another promising career cut short.
     
  11. Henry Burris

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    He MAY return next year. Recovery time 4-5 months. Since it's a spinal fusion, no one will know for sure, anytime soon
     
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    Sucks that this happened right when he finally grew up and found his groove again. If he can play again, great. If doctors recommend he never play again, I hope he has enough sense to walk away while he still can.
     
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    All rivalry silliness aside, I wish the guy the best and speediest recovery, but completely agree that his health is the most important thing (not saying that because he kills us with regularity)
     

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