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Packers tight end Jermichael Finley in ICU after sustaining neck injury against Browns

Anwar S. Richardson
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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley’s injury against the Cleveland Browns is seemingly worse than it looked – and it appeared horrible on Sunday.

Finley is currently in intensive care at a hospital after sustaining a neck injury during Green Bay’s 31-13 victory, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. He has not undergone surgery, according to ESPN.

The injury occurred after Finley’s 10-yard reception when he took a hit in the head from Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness, during the fourth quarter.

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Here is a portion of Mortensen’s report:

“Finley could not move when teammate Andrew Quarless approached him after he sustained the injury during the fourth quarter. Finley was taken off Lambeau Field on a gurney. The Packers said he had movement and feeling in all of his extremities.

"He couldn't move at the time," said Quarless, a backup tight end whose locker is next to Finley's. "So I just told him, 'Just stay here, just lay here, don't move.' "

After the game, Gipson defended himself and said he delivered a shoulder hit.

"I am not the biggest guy on the field, so I try to be as aggressive as possible," Gipson told JSOnline.com.

Regardless, this is a bad injury, and hopefully Finley will make a full recovery sooner than later.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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