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.
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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